Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Elementary Education and Deaf Education

Additional Program Admission Requirement

Pass DC requirements for Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects.

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 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: 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 631Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades

3

EDU 635Elementary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies

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 631, EDU 635 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 750Pspv & Edu Implications of Audiology/Spoken English Development

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 637Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science

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 637 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 633Language Arts in Elementary Education

3

EDU 638Student Teaching: Elementary Education

9

EDU 694Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 633: 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