CENTER FOR CONTINUING AND ONLINE EDUCATION
FALL 2021 ONLINE COURSES

American Sign Language (ASL)

To apply for American Sign Language 1 through 6, Fingerspelling, Classifiers, and Visual Gestural Communication, please submit your application via ASL Connect

Deaf Studies and Culture

American Sign Language Composition (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 310-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course introduces students to critical, academic discourse in American Sign language. Students will be given opportunities to analyze and evaluate academic ASL and to compose logical arguments by synthesizing information from sources with their own critical perspectives. The course has been developed using a Multicultural Education philosophy that advocates the belief that students and their experiences should be placed at the center of the teaching and learning process, and that teaching and learning should occur in a context that addresses multiple ways of thinking.

  • Cross-listings: GSR103.OL16 ASL Composition

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact richard.cornish@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Richard Cornish

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


ASL Literature (Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community) (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 203-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: FULL


  • Course: PST 203-OL2

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

The dynamics of oral cultures and their traditions will be introduced in this course by studying the development of oral literature and literary artists in other cultures. Then using this as background, attempts will be made to study ASL literary tradition by looking at life histories, narratives, and poetry performances.

  • Cross-listings: DST 314.OL1 Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community and DST 314.OL2 Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Benjamin Jarashow

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Deaf Culture (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 212-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course will begin with developing an understanding of the concept of ¿culture¿ and then will focus on the complexities and varieties of Deaf cultural experiences. Students will be asked to engage course materials through multi-disciplinary approaches in order to gain a critical appreciation of Deaf lives within historical, political and global contexts.

  • Cross-listings: DST 204.OL2 Deaf Culture

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Rory Osbrink

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Disability Studies (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 260-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the field of Disability Studies. As an emerging interdisciplinary field of study, Disability Studies does not approach disability as a ”medical condition, but as a human condition” (Charlton). Instead of studying the causes and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, we will explore the historical, social, political, religious, philosophical, and cultural influences that ”construct” the category of ”disability.” We will also examine how persons with disabilities construct their own meanings and identities.

  • Cross-listings: DST 316.OL2 Disability Studies

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Meredith Burke

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Dynamics of Oppression (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 202-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course examines various forms of oppression by looking across different cultures and communities, then examines possible parallels occurring within the deaf community.

  • Cross-listings: DST 311.OL3 Dynamics of Oppression

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Kailyn Aaron-Lozano

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 213-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course investigates how culture shapes the way people see the world. Students will explore cultural readings and examine various texts around us to understand how culture, identity and history frame experiences. Traditional courses in cultural studies assume that the meanings in this world are central in creating us — individually and collectively. Students will examine how culture transmits a view of the world and power through critical analysis.

  • Cross-listings: DST 203.OL1 Introduction to Cultural Studies

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Kaj Kraus

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 210-OL1

  • Dates: 08/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This is an introductory survey to the field of Deaf Studies that highlights cutting edge concepts and theories at use in this field. The course will show how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.

  • Cross-listings: DST 101.OL3 Introduction to Deaf Studies

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Joseph Murray

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Multicultural Deaf Lives: (Topic to be specified) (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 229-OL1

  • Dates: 08/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course will focus on cultural issues, values, behaviors, identities and language of Deaf people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students will examine autobiographies, documentaries, films, videos, and academic literature to help understand the contributions and historical development of the emerging majority of the Deaf community that is underrepresented in the United States and the world. Course may be repeated as topics change.

  • Cross-listings: DST 410.OL1 Multicultural Deaf Lives

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact aslconnect.education@gallaudet.edu to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu AND gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Summer Loeffler

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Education

Foundations of Policy and Legislative on Bilingualism: Implications for ASL/ENG Biling for 0-5 (3 Credits)

  • Course: PSG 670-OL1

  • Dates: 08/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course is designed to educate candidates about state and federal education policies, particularly as they pertain to bilingualism. In addition, the course addresses a basic working knowledge of regulations essential to the role and as bilingual early childhood professionals. Candidates will implement policies and regulations using the language planning framework in their work in homes, schools and agencies, and the community. It elaborates and builds upon knowledge and dispositions learned in foundation courses.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 760.OL1 Foundations of Policy and Legislative on Bilingualism

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact heidi.macglaughlin@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Heidi MacGlaughlin

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/ENG Bilingual Education for 0-5 (3 Credits)

  • Course: PSG 671-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course introduces the candidates' theoretical perspectives and current research of bilingualism. It is designed for the candidates to acquire an understanding of the concepts related to the development of bilingual language abilities (signacy, oracy, and literacy) for children 0-5 years of age. This course examines bilingual communities, bilingual deaf and hearing children and their language development and use, the bilingual brain, language maintenance, and shift, transference, code-switching and language attitudes. The course will also address historical and cultural aspects of bilingualism in early childhood deaf children.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 761.OL1 Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/ENG Bilingual Education for 0-5

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact oscar.ocuto@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Oscar Ocuto

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Capstone I (1 Credit)

  • Course: PSG 672-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Certificate Program to apply and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions developed throughout the courses in the program through completing a self-designed capstone project. Candidates will complete their proposed plan for the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 767.OL1 Capstone I

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact bobbie.kite@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructors: Bobbie Kite

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Capstone II (1 Credit)

  • Course: PSG 677-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Certificate Program to apply and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions developed throughout the courses in the program through completing a self-designed capstone project. Candidates will show evidence of making progress with the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 768.OL1 Capstone II

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructors: Julie Mitchiner

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 Credits)

  • Course: PSG 681-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course uses a disability studies approach to familiarize students with major trends and issues in special education, including historical roots, perception of disability, policies impacting students with disabilities, labeling, overrepresentation, and discipline. Other topics in the course include developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), examining instructional practices, and working with families. This course will prepare teacher candidates to work with children and youth with a broad range of disabilities and educational needs.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 771.OL1 Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact catherine.krammer@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Catherine Krammer

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 Credits)

  • Course: PSG 681-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.

  • Cross-listings: EDU 776.OL1 Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilites

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact catherine.krammer@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Catherine Krammer

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



GRE Test Prep

GRE General Test Preparation (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 748-OL1

  • Dates: 11/15/2021 - 12/10/2021

  • Status: CANCELLED

Course Description

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact daniel.lundberg@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:Daniel Lundberg

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials:
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Infants, Toddlers, Families

DHH Infants Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part 1 (1 credit)

  • Course: PSG 665-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program to engage in a leadership or collaborative project related to deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and their families. The course focuses on the development of a capstone project proposal. The course is conducted entirely through distance learning.

  • Cross-listings: ITF 705.OL1 DHH Infants Toddlers and their Families: Capstone Project Part 1

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructors: Julie Mitchiner, LaTrice Dowtin and Sarah Honigfeld

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Ldrsp Persp on Families with DHH Infants and Toddlers: Their Cultures and Comm (3 credits)

  • Course: PSG 662-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course is the third course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. The course requires on-line participation. This course examines family systems’ perspectives and the interrelationships among the young child who is deaf or hard of hearing, family and communities. Family and community cultures, values and beliefs will be explored. Participants will understand the importance of building relationships and the research underlying the importance of family support systems, acceptance and accommodation. Emphasis will be on collaboration with professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds, leadership and advocacy. The course will address strategies and resources that promote family and professional collaboration, family-to-family support networks, and family involvement.

  • Cross-listings: ITF 702.OL1 Ldrsp Persp on Families with DHH Infants and Toddlers: Their Cultures and Comm

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructors: Julie Mitchiner and LaTrice Dowtin

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Interpreting Education

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 328-OL1

  • Dates: 11/10/21 - 12/8/21

  • Meeting Days: Nov 10, 15, 17, 22, 29 and Dec 1, 6, 8 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm EST

  • Status: CANCELLED

Course Description

This is designed for Deaf students to expand foundational interpreting skills and knowledge of the interpreting profession. This prepares students for the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exam. Students will learn about the history and trends of the field, and study the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The course will also provide practice with specialized skills most needed in the Deaf Interpreting field: English to ASL translation, reformulation, and platform interpreting, and Pro-Tactile interpreting skills for working in the DeafBlind community.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor:Alisha Bronk

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Interpreting as a Career (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 325-OL1

  • Dates: 11/1/21 - 12/3/21 (No classes during Fall Break)

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

An introduction to the basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting, this online course will address the history of the profession, interpreters' roles and responsibilities, and national/local organizations for interpreters. It is appropriate for beginning interpreters, advanced sign language students, and professionals who work with deaf people. Information is divided into four units: the field, the process, the ethics, and the setting.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor: Mary Lightfoot

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



CASLI Generalist Ethics and Cultural Responsiveness Examination Preparation (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 169-OL1

  • Dates: 10/4/21 - 10/29/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This class prepares CDI and NIC candidates for the NEW ethics component of the certification examination. This is also called the “gap” test for candidates who have passed the previous written CDI or NIC knowledge exam. Students will be introduced to the domains measured by this test, have exposure to the exam structure, practice with multiple decision-points scenarios and receive feedback from both instructors and peers. This course has pass/fail grading.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:Carol Tipton

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



CASLI Generalist Knowledge Exam Preparation (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 170-OL1

  • Dates: 10/4/21 - 10/29/21 (Pending)

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course will prepare potential test CDI and NIC candidates to pass the NEW CASLI Generalist Knowledge Fundamentals of Interpreting Examination. The course will cover the content domains sampled in this examination and techniques for handling the type of multiple-choice test questions utilized. Students will take several practice tests with questions in both ASL and English text to gauge their readiness for the actual examination. This course has pass/fail grading.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:Carol Tipton

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Linguistics

Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 373-UGOL1

  • Dates: 08/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course introduces students to the acquisition of a native language by young children (L1 acquisition) and acquisition of a second language after childhood (L2 acquisition), with a focus on sign languages. The first part of the course covers the important milestones of normal L1 development in phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics for both spoken and signed languages. The course also explores how delays in exposure affect the acquisition process, related to the main topics of the second part of the course: critical period effects and L2 acquisition. Readings and discussion throughout the course will reflect the perspective that acquisition studies on a broad variety of languages, both signed and spoken, are crucial for developing accurate theories of language structure and use. Application of concepts from lectures and discussion is developed through student analysis of L1 and L2 data.

  • Cross-listings: LIN510.UGOL1 Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact shane.blau@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor: Shane Blau

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.



Learning Language by Eye or by Ear (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 375-OL1

  • Dates: 9/19/21 - 10/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

Learning Language by Eye or by Ear is a one-credit course designed to introduce the layperson to the basics of first language acquisition, focusing on sign language acquisition as the point of departure. The first few lectures of the course will provide a crash-course in linguistics for beginners, as well as provide background for the importance of studying child language development, particularly in the context of deafness and sign language. The remainder of the course is organized chronologically, from birth to 36 months, highlighting the major developmental milestones for each age and expanding to discuss current research on selected topics of interest for each age period. Dr. Pichler conducts the course in English and American Sign Language. Interaction will take place in person and via email, discussion boards, chat rooms, video conferencing, and other forums.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor: Deborah Chen Pichler

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Peer Mentor Training

Hearing Loss in America: An Overview (2 credits)

  • Course: PSG 691-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of hearing loss in America. Learners will read articles and complete activities to help them develop a broad understanding of the impact of hearing loss on U.S. citizens. Ongoing dialogue through the use of a discussion board will supplement ‘live’ chat discussions and related reading and assignments. Topics covered in this course will include: demographics of hearing loss in the U.S., micro-, meso- & macro-impact of hearing loss on individuals with hearing loss and their family, friends and co-workers, economic, cultural, healthcare & legal impact and options, related social policy and law; and community and national resources.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of PMT or permission of instructor; contact larry.medwetsky@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $662

  • Instructors: Larry Medwetsky

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Opening Seminar: Orientation to Peer Mentoring

  • Course: PSG 690-OL1

  • Dates: 8/27/21- 8/29/21

  • Meeting Dates: 8/27 - 1pm-5pm EST; 8/28 - 8:30-12pm & 1-4:45pm EST; 8/29 - 8:30-12:30pm EST

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This session will provide an overview of the Peer Mentoring Program. The history and rationale of the program will be discussed and the coursework and expectations will be reviewed. The definition of civility will be covered and good use of professional courtesy will be discussed. The format for the session will be lecture, discussion, and group work. Students will be given detailed instruction on how to use Blackboard, an online tool that will be primarily used for this program. Practicum assessments will be completed on-site and posted on Blackboard to prepare students utilize this application. Additionally, students will have several opportunities to meet and network with other peers in the class, as well as with instructors.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of PMT or permission of instructor.

  • Tuition: TBD

  • Instructors: TBD

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Praxis Test Preparation

Praxis I Test Preparation: Reading (1 credit )

  • Course: PST 750-OL1

  • Dates: 9/20/21 - 10/24/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This class provides participants with the opportunity for skill improvement, strengthening of test-taking, and sample test practice for the Reading section of the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) test. Participants will work with the instructor to review strategies to understand, analyze, and evaluate written messages in a multiple choice format. Class is taught in ASL.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact shay.taylor@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:Shay Taylor

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Praxis I Test Preparation: Writing (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 752-OL1

  • Dates: 9/20/21 - 10/24/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

Participants are provided the opportunity to improve their ability to communicate effectively through writing and receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the writing section of the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessment. The sessions will also provide practice in recognizing errors in grammar, structure, mechanics, word choice and idiomatic use in a multiple choice format.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact shay.taylor@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:Shay Taylor

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Praxis I Test Preparation: Mathematics (1 credit)

  • Course: PST 751-OL1

  • Dates: 9/16/21 - 10/28/21

  • Meeting Days: Thursdays | TBD

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

The class provides participants with the opportunity for skill improvement, strengthening of test-taking strategies, and sample test practice for the mathematics section of the Praxis 1: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST). Topics include problem solving, key concepts in mathematics, and the ability to reason in a quantitative way. Praxis practice tests provided.

  • Cross-listings: None

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact sulaiman.adeoye@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor: Sulaiman Adeoye

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Psychology

Lifespan Development (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 407-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Specific attention will be paid to cultural and ethnic diversity in development.

  • Cross-listings: PSY210.OL1 Lifespan Development

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 409-OL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CANCELLED

Course Description

The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.

  • Cross-listings: PSY270.OL1 Psychology and Deaf People

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Health Psychology (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 400-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.

  • Cross-listings: PSY317.OL1 Health Psychology

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Introduction to Sexuality & Gender Studies (3 Credits)

  • Course: PST 380-UOL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: FULL


  • Course: PSG 760-GOL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This 3-credit course will provide an introduction into Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Studies. This course will use texts, articles, speakers, literature, and film to bring students to a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ cultures and communities. This course will educate students on the central concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity within historical, political, and societal frameworks. Throughout this course, students will work towards an understanding of the intersectional dynamics of privilege and oppression as they relate to LGBTQ+ individuals and culture by exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and their partners/families. Special attention will be given to each Unit on LGBTQ+ issues within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.

This course can be taken as an undergraduate level course (PST 380-UOL1) or as a graduate level course (PSG 760-GOL1). Graduate level students will have additional expectations on general assignments and possible extra assignments tailored to their graduate level needs.

  • Cross-listings: SGS 501.GOL1

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of SGS or permission of instructor; contact david.barclay@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor:David Barclay

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Intimate Relationships: Sexuality, Gender, Culture, Love, & Friendship (3 Credits)

  • Course: PST 381-UOL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: FULL


  • Course: PSG 761-GOL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This 3-credit course focuses on how sexuality, gender, and culture impact the process of developing and maintaining human intimate relationships of friendship and love. Students will understand how various dynamics impact relationships such as attraction, communication, interdependency, power, stress, and conflict. Students will be able to apply knowledge to better understand and assess clients in the human services field and also be able to apply knowledge and skills to their own lives in developing their identity in their own relationships.

This course can be taken as an undergraduate level course (PST 381-UOL1) or as a graduate level course (PSG 761-GOL1). Graduate level students will have additional expectations on general assignments and possible extra assignments tailored to their graduate level needs.

  • Cross-listings: SGS 504.UOL1

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of SGS or permission of instructor; contact margaux.delotte-bennett@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor: Margaux Delotte-Bennett

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Seminar I: Foundations in Sex and Gender (1 Credit)

  • Course: PST 382-UOL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED


  • Course: PSG 762-GOL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 10/22/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This 1-credit course will focus on foundational knowledge needed to develop a final project in the Sexuality and Gender Certificate Program. They will be exposed to current issues in both the hearing and deaf LGBTQ+ communities through networking and securing campus speakers, attending the speaker events, and then having round table discussions with fellow classmates and/or the student body. They will also stay current on contemporary events in the LGBTQ+ communities and critically analyze the implications of these contemporary events.

This course can be taken as an undergraduate level course (PST 382-UOL1) or as a graduate level course (PSG 762-GOL1). Graduate level students will have additional expectations on general assignments and possible extra assignments tailored to their graduate level needs.

  • Cross-listings: SGS 511.UOL1

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of SGS or permission of instructor; contact david.barclay@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:David Barclay

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Seminar II: Project Development (1 Credit)

  • Course: PST 383-UOL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED


  • Course: PSG 763-GOL1

  • Dates: 10/25/21 - 12/17/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This 1-credit course will prepare students for conducting their final certificate program project. Students learn about specific research concerns when working with LGBTQ+ populations. At the end of the course, students will have produced a written literature review on a sexuality and gender topic.

This course can be taken as an undergraduate level course (PST 383-UOL1) or as a graduate level course (PSG 763-GOL1). Graduate level students will have additional expectations on general assignments and possible extra assignments tailored to their graduate level needs.

  • Cross-listings: SGS 512.UOL1

  • Prerequisite: Cohort of SGS or permission of instructor; contact david.barclay@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $331

  • Instructor:David Barclay

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

World Languages and Culture

Mexican Deaf Culture and Language I (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 119-OL1

  • Dates: 08/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: FULL

Course Description

This course is designed to build basic knowledge and skills of Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM) and Mexican Deaf culture. Students are expected to develop basic expressive and receptive skills, through signs and grammar lessons and interactive activities. The visual and spatial language, LSM will be taught with cultural context and brief Mexican Deaf history, as well. This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to initiate and partake in, and understand basic LSM conversations with LSM users.

  • Cross-listings: WLC101.OL1

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact armando.castro.osnaya@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor:Armando Castro Osnaya

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Mexican Deaf Culture and Language II (3 credits)

  • Course: PST 120-OL1

  • Dates: 8/30/21 - 12/13/21

  • Status: CLOSED

Course Description

This course designs to continue the development of Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM) and emphasize development and refinement of comprehension, production, and interpersonal skills as well as deepening understanding of Mexican Deaf Culture. The visual and spatial language, LSM II will be taught with cultural context and brief Mexican Deaf history, as well. This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to initiate and partake in, and understand intermediate LSM conversations with LSM users.

  • Cross-listings: WLC102.OL1

  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact armando.castro.osnaya@gallaudet.edu

  • Tuition: PST: $993

  • Instructor:Armando Castro Osnaya

  • RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.

  • Course Materials: GoReact ($29.99).
    Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.