Graduate Catalog

M.A. in Deaf Education: Special Program

Overview

Web: Department of Education

Dr. Julie Mitchiner, Program Director
Fowler Hall, Room 302B

The Master of Arts in Deaf Education: Special Program is especially designed for international students who already have a bachelor's degree in education or equivalent, plan to study deaf education, and return to their home countries to teach deaf students in educational settings. The core courses provide a foundation in the theory and pedagogy required to teach deaf students. This program does not lead to teacher certification or licensure.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the M.A. in Deaf Education: Special Program must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the 'Overview' and 'Courses' tabs.

DEADLINE DATE
First Date for Consideration of Application: February 15
Last Date for Completed Application: June 30

Program Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Education (or equivalent degree)
  • Goal statements in American Sign Language (Applicants must have at least sufficient signing skills to be considered.)
  • GPA 3.0
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • TOEFL scores

Program of Study

Program Requirement

Candidates in the Special Program are required to complete a capstone project that will result in a product and presentation. Each candidate works with the advisor to establish a committee of three, including the advisor and two faculty members, and to develop a capstone proposal, due to the committee no later than November 1. The capstone proposal must include: (1) a justification for the project; (2) goals and learning outcomes that align with the program outcomes; (3) learning activities; and (4) assessments of the learning outcomes. The proposal must also specify the nature of the product and a plan for the presentation. The committee will meet with the candidate to review and approve the proposal within two weeks of the submission. An approved capstone proposal must be signed off by the MA program director no later than one month prior to graduation.

Plan of Study

Fall 1

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

 

EDU 621Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

3

Or

EDU 631Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

3

Or

EDU 641Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades

3

 

EDU 701Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities

3

EDU 720Introduction to Research

3

EDU 767Capstone I

1

EDU 785Field Experience and Seminar: Deaf Education

1

Literacy Course: EDU 621 or EDU 631 or EDU 641

Spring 1

EDU 670Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 711Literacy Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Classrooms K-12

3

EDU 713Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development

3

EDU 719K-12 Classroom-Based Assessment

3

EDU 731Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Diverse Learners

3

EDU 768Capstone II

1

EDU 789Practicum II and Seminar: Deaf Education

2

EDU 789: Students must satisfy a background check prior to beginning EDU 789

Total Credit Hours: 32