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Certificate programs are designed around the needs of current career professionals. The programs include a set of related courses leading to a certificate that demonstrates the successful completion of the curriculum. We currently offer a certificate in American Sign Language (PST) and four graduate-level professional studies (PSG) certificates.

Professional studies courses offer students a substantial reduction in tuition costs and are designed to satisfy requirements for professional development. Graduate-level PSG certificates are cross-listed with graduate courses/programs at Gallaudet and follow the same rigorous level of education.

We offer various styles of learning from on-campus courses to online courses. Learn more here.

Programs

American Sign Language and English Bilingual Early Childhood Deaf Education: Birth to 5 (online, post-bachelor’s)
The 21-credit certificate program emphasizes advocacy, language planning, pedagogy, assessment, program planning, and theory and practices in ASL/English bilingual early education. In alignment with the Department of Education's mission, the program also emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a goal for the candidates to become...
Certificate in Sexuality and Gender Studies
The mission of the Sexuality and Gender Studies Program is to educate students regarding cultural, historical, and societal issues in the LGBTQ+ community, with particular attention to issues impacting the intersectional identity of deaf and hard of hearing LGBTQ+ people, and to prepare graduates to...
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program is a hybrid program (online and on-campus instruction) that provides professionals from a wide range of disciplines with current evidence-based knowledge and skills for working with families...
Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (online, post-bachelor’s)
The online certificate program in educating deaf students with disabilities prepares educators who want to develop critical knowledge and skills in the area of special education. The certificate program emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for working with the whole child, the family,...
Peer Mentor Training (low-residency/hybrid, post-bachelor’s)
Peer Mentor Training (low-residency/hybrid, post-bachelor's) Certificate Program is designed to train deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened individuals in meeting the diverse needs of individuals with hearing loss. Individuals are trained to provide information, support, empathy, validation, and skills to consumers in need. Peer mentors...

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