Our American Sign Language (ASL) programs offer students close collaboration with our outstanding faculty as they are introduced to the concepts woven throughout the Deaf communities, explicitly developing a critical understanding of its diversity and complexity. The curriculum and opportunities lead students to develop research and publications related to ASL and Deaf culture. Through our ASL B.A. and M.A. programs, students can enter the professional world ready to take on careers in various areas, including interpretation, sign language specialist, curriculum consultant, social work, education, museum work, and so much more.

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M.A. in Sign Language Education

Admissions Procedures and Requirements Applicants for the M.A. in Sign Language Education must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Please complete the...

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ASL students experience life in the world’s only bilingual ASL and English university to graduate with a strong foundation in language, teaching, and Deaf Culture. Students experience scholarly research with well-published faculty and develop real-world experience through projects such as the Deaf Studies Digital Journal.

Faculty and Staff

Helen Thumann

School Director

Elizabeth Martinez

Lecturer II

Wanda Riddle

Assistant Professor

Kenneth DeHaan

Assistant Professor

Felicia Williams

Lecturer II

Richard Cornish

Lecturer II

Leticia Arellano

ASL Proficiency Evaluator

Mj Bienvenu

Senior Adjunct

Erica Miley

Adjunct Faculty I


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