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Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education
Web: Department of Education
Dr. Christina Yuknis, Program Director
Fowler Hall 409B
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 an area of specialization. This is an online or hybrid program that offers several specialization areas. Specializations offered are related to topics in deaf education.
Applicants for the Ed.S. in Deaf Education must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements.
Program Specific Requirements
A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
At least two years of successful experience with deaf and hard of hearing students (as shown in supporting documentation from applicant’s supervisor). Evidence of satisfactory ASL proficiency (e.g., ASLPI scoring report, SCPI scoring report, or videotexts).
Program of Study
The 30 credit hour program is individually designed by the student and advisor within the following framework (approximate credits hours indicated):
EDU 799 Independent Study (3 credit hours) (Each candidate will have to do a major research project and paper)
The specialist candidate exhibits knowledge of and applies theories, concepts, and instructional practices of the chosen specialization in ways that are meaningful for diverse learners.
The specialist candidate exhibits behavior that demonstrates a belief in continuous inquiry and reflection as an avenue for improving professional disposition and practice.
The specialist candidate communicates effectively in a variety of professional roles in ASL and English.
The specialist candidate engages in a process of inquiry in seeking knowledge and information in the area of specialization.
Requirements for an Ed.S. in Deaf Education at Gallaudet University
Student learning outcomes for Specialist (Ed.S.) In Deaf Education
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