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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 emphasized as a foundation for working with the whole child, the family, and other professionals while merging content standards and CEC standards, in addition to general, bilingual, special, and deaf education pedagogy.

These courses are not intended to lead to licensure and do not lead to licensure in Washington, D.C. Gallaudet University has not yet determined whether this coursework meets professional licensure requirements in other states.

Some courses* on working with deaf student with disabilities are:

  • EDU 771 Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDU 772 Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • EDU 775 Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDU 776 Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDU 777 Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas
  • EDU 779 Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

*courses are online and asynchronous unless otherwise noted

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