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Overview

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.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate

Graduate

M.A. in Deaf Education

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...

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M.A. in Deaf Education Studies

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...

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M.A. in Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education

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...

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M.A. in Elementary Education and Deaf Education

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...

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M.A. in Secondary Education and Deaf Education

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 julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu. Program of Study...

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Ph.D. in Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners

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...

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Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education

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...

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Opportunities

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.

  • The art and craft of teaching, including the modeling of educational content, strategies, and performance assessment, student advisement, and curriculum building and revision.
  • Using research and the dissemination of knowledge through publication and other creative endeavors.
  • Displaying a commitment to service through a variety of activities at local, national, and international levels.

Peer Teaching

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.

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Helen Thumann

School Director

Faculty and Staff

Simon Guteng
Education

Associate Professor

Christi Batamula
Education

Associate Professor

Helen Thumann
Education

School Director

Oscar Ocuto
Education

Assistant Professor

Onudeah Nicolarakis
Education

Assistant Professor

Bobbie Kite
Education

Associate Professor

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