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.

Admissions Procedures

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.

First Date for Consideration of Application: No set date
Last Date for Completed Application: February 15

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):

  • Professional Issues (6 credit hours)
  • Specialization courses (15 credit hours)
  • Elective courses (6 credit hours)

EDU 799 Independent Study (3 credit hours) (Each candidate will have to do a major research project and paper)


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