Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education

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

Additional Program Admission Requirement

Pass DC requirements for Praxis II Early Childhood Education Content Knowledge

Program Requirements

To complete the Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Preparation Program and be recommended for dual licensure in the District of Columbia, candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Completion of graduate degree requirements.
  2. Successful completion (grade of B or better) of all academic and practicum requirements specified by the Department of Education.
  3. Successful completion of all field experiences and student teaching.
  4. Successful completion of all appropriate Praxis II examinations, and of program performance assessments aligned with courses, field experiences, and student teaching. [Candidates who successfully complete the degree program (i.e., grades of B or better in all coursework) but not the performance assessments may graduate from the program but are not recommended for licensure.]
  5. American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating of 2+.

This program leads to DC Licensure. If you are seeking licensure in another state you are responsible for checking into their reciprocity policy.

Plan of Study

Fall 1

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 601Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12

3

EDU 620Historical & Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education

2

EDU 701Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities

3

EDU 707The Structures and Application of American Sign Language and English in the Classroom

4

EDU 785Field Experience and Seminar: Deaf Education

1

EDU 600 and EDU 620: Denotes courses that are not required for students who have previously taken them (or their equivalents) and passed them with a grade of B or higher. Although most methods courses are indicated, at least two methods courses must be taken at Gallaudet.

Spring 1

EDU 621Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

3

EDU 622Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children's Development

3

EDU 670Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 713Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development

3

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

3

EDU 787Practicum I and Seminar: Deaf Education

1

EDU 621, EDU 622, and EDU 670: Denotes courses that are not required for students who have previously taken them (or their equivalents) and passed them with a grade of B or higher. Although most methods courses are indicated, at least two methods courses must be taken at Gallaudet.

Summer 1

EDU 665Children's Literature

3

EDU 720Introduction to Research

3

EDU 750Persp. & Edu. Implications of Audiology/Spoken Eng Development in ASL/ENG Bi Edu

3

EDU 665: Denotes courses that are not required for students who have previously taken them (or their equivalents) and passed them with a grade of B or higher. Although most methods courses are indicated, at least two methods courses must be taken at Gallaudet.

Fall 2

EDU 624Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: Preprimary

3

EDU 639Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

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

3

EDU 719K-12 Classroom-Based Assessment

3

EDU 735Introduction to Special Education and the IEP Process

2

EDU 789Practicum II and Seminar: Deaf Education

2

EDU 624 and EDU 639: Denotes courses that are not required for students who have previously taken them (or their equivalents) and passed them with a grade of B or higher. Although most methods courses are indicated, at least two methods courses must be taken at Gallaudet.

Spring 2

EDU 626Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: K-3

3

EDU 628Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

9

EDU 694Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 626: Denotes courses that are not required for students who have previously taken them (or their equivalents) and passed them with a grade of B or higher. Although most methods courses are indicated, at least two methods courses must be taken at Gallaudet.

Fall 3

EDU 792Student Teaching Seminar

2

EDU 797Student Teaching in Deaf Education

7

Total Credit Hours: 61