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Interested applicants for the American Sign Language & English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to 5 Certificate Program may apply for either graduate or professional studies training (PSG) credits. All applicants must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Applicants for the graduate certificate program should visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information.

General Application Requirements

  • A completed application form
  • An application fee of $75
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts of all graduate study
  • Goal statement
  • TOEFL scores for international students

Specific Program Application Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ASLPI 2 or above and/or multi-measurement artifacts (use of ASL)
  • A bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Counseling, Social Work and/or any related fields
  • Evidence of successful paid or volunteer work with infants, children or adolescents and/or families (at least two years)
  • Applicants have or are pursuing teaching certification or licensure, preferably in the area of early childhood education, special education, deaf education, or speech-language
  • License/certificate of teaching (optional)
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