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Our Education programs are designed to prepare students for careers as teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and international development advocates. Our faculty boasts nationally and internationally renowned scholars whose goal is to mentor students in critical theory, interdisciplinary connections, social and professional identities, and social responsibility. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in General Education or branching into our Master’s program to focus your studies on Deaf education, we have various tracks available to suit your interests and prepare you for success in your education career.
Students who minor in education will be able to choose from an array of foundational education courses. Students will also experience a field experience class. Requirements for a minor in...
Requirements You may apply for this program if your Bachelors degree is in education and you are eligible for general education licensure. If not, please contact Dr. Julie Mitchiner at...
The MA in Deaf Education Studies is designed for teachers and other education professionals who seek the opportunity to acquire more in-depth knowledge in deaf education. The program is offered...
Additional Program Admission Requirement Pass DC requirements for Praxis II Early Childhood Education Content Knowledge Program Requirements To complete the Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Preparation Program and be...
Additional Program Admission Requirement Pass DC requirements for Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects. Program Requirements To complete the Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Preparation Program and be recommended...
You may apply for this program if your Bachelors degree is in: English; Mathematics; History; Biology; Chemistry; or Physics If not, please contact Dr. Julie Mitchiner at email@example.com. Program of Study...
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Critical Studies in the Education of the Deaf Learner emphasizes critical pedagogy as the foundation for advocacy in the education of deaf individuals. Graduates...
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education is designed for teachers who have a master's degree in education of deaf and hard of hearing students who seek advanced professional proficiency in...
Education programs prepare students to be professionals in their field interacting and communicating fluently with deaf and hard of hearing people and children with diverse backgrounds. Graduates will be prepared leaders and advocates actively engaging with the people of their community.
Our professors equip students through their expertise and passion for teaching and lead students through all the following.
Our model for teaching is through a reflective method. Not only do we expect students and faculty to work–or reflect–off of each other, but from the very first courses, students will be presented with opportunities to engage in peer teaching during class. Through both individual and group work, this will give students a chance to reflect on their experiences and work.
In addition to internship opportunities, the graduates of our program could qualify for licensure in the District of Columbia Public Schools. This is appealing to any student because this license opens you up to teaching opportunities in the other states that are a part of the District’s inter-state reciprocity agreement for teacher certification, giving you the advantage of being licensed in multiple states.
We currently offer four graduate-level certificates through the Center for Continuing and Online Education, two of which are aimed at Educators. Our ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Deaf Education: Birth to 5, and Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities Certificates have been designed to serve the current and demanding needs of education professionals. With the flexibility of an online workspace and substantially lower tuition costs, our Certificate Programs set professionals up for success! Check with Graduate Admissions to learn more about requirements and procedures to earn your certificate and take the next step in your professional development.
Our strong network of internship locations allows students to take the skills they’ve learned in the classroom and put them to practice in the real world.
The emphasis is on reflection - helping teachers think about what happened, why it happened, what else they could have done to teach their goals. Reflective teaching encourages teachers to be students of teaching- Cruickshark & Applegate, 1981. The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program can be...
Quick Links Peer Reviewed Publications Non-Peer Reviewed Publications Presentations & Workshops Poster Presentations Paper Presentations Grant Proposals Awards Appanah, T. M. & Hoffman, N. (2014). Using scaffolded self-editing to improve the writing of signing adolescent deaf students. American Annals of the Deaf, 159, 269-283. Clark,...
Education programs include graduate and postgraduate degrees to prepare professional personnel to work with deaf and hard of hearing students in educational programs and settings. Our graduate programs are designed so that you can graduate with a Master of Arts degree in your area and...
The department's conceptual framework reflects an overall theme of excellence and appreciation of diversity; emphasizes the right of deaf individuals to maximum participation and leadership in all aspects of life as well as the right to access language, communication, and education which will enhance the...
One hundred percent of recent department alumni are employed or pursuing advanced studies within one year of graduation. The pass rate for Gallaudet education program completers on state licensure tests for initial teacher certification is better than 90 percent. See more details below. 2020 -...
100% of 2020-21 General and Deaf Education program completers passed all Praxis exams required by their program. Test Code Test Title No. of Test Takers1 Scores (high/low) Pass Rate(%) 5025 Early Childhood Education 1 Test Code Test Title No. of Test Takers1 Scores (high/low) Pass...
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