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Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education

24 months
27270 USD/year
18180 USD/year
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Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education from Gallaudet University emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified teachers to work primarily with Deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth. 


Early Childhood Education and Deaf Education from Gallaudet University focuses on the whole child, and merges general, bilingual, special, and deaf education pedagogy and content through coursework and field experiences to prepare teacher candidates to work with a diverse group of children within a range of educational settings. 

Graduates with Teacher Preparation Program - Early Chilhood Education and Deaf Education from Gallaudet University will:

  • understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and values the perspectives of the child, their family, and the community.
  • use understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures, languages, and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that are developmentally appropriate and provide challenging learning experiences for each and every learner to achieve their highest potential.
  • work independently and with others to create environments that support individual and group learning, and that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation.
  • understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for each and every learner.
  • understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, evaluation, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  • understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher's and learner's decision making.
  • plan instruction that supports each and every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology
  • Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12
  • Historical & Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities
  • The Structures and Application of American Sign Language and English in the Classroom
  • Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood
  • Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children's Development
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities
  • Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
  • Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Diverse Learners
  • Children's Literature
  • Persp. & Edu. Implications of Audiology/Spoken Eng Development in ASL/ENG Bi Edu

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




61 SCH


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion (grade of B or better) of all academic and practicum requirements specified by the Department of Education. 
  • Successful completion of all field experiences and student teaching.
  • 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.]
  • American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) rating of 2+
  • Competence in the English language 
  • A completed Graduate School Application Form, including payment of the $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts
  • At least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate and previous graduate work. .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13635 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • International (Developing Country): $13,635 per semester
  • International (Non-Developing Country): $18,180 per semester

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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