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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 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.
Completed application form. See Application Instructions to learn how. A non-refundable application fee of $75. A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate study. (Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon...
Candidates in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education program can complete courses in working with deaf students with disabilities, which are designed to prepare educators who want to develop critical knowledge and skills in the area of special education. Culturally relevant critical pedagogy is...
Candidates in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education program can complete courses in working with deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and families. These courses are designed to provide professionals from a wide range of disciplines with current evidence- based knowledge and skills...
Candidates in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education can complete courses in birth- 5 ASL/English bilingual early childhood education, which emphasize 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...
Candidates in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education program can complete courses in transformational leadership and administration (TLADE), which are designed for teachers and school personnel who have a master’s degree and seek to become transformational leaders and/or administrators in schools and programs that...
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