Gallaudet University offers educational programs students who are deaf and hard of hearing at all learning levels. The Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) serves infants and their parents and continues service through the eighth grade. The Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) offers programs for students in grades nine through 12. Both of these schools are part of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center), which has a federal mandate to develop and disseminate innovative curriculum, materials, and teaching strategies to schools and programs nationwide.
Undergraduate students can choose from a variety of majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. The University also admits a small number of hearing, degree-seeking undergraduate students—up to five percent of an entering class. Undergraduate students have the option of designing their own majors, called “self-directed majors,” in which they select classes from a variety of departments at Gallaudet. All students may take courses offered at 13 other institutions of higher learning that are members of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Graduate programs, include master of arts or master of science degrees, specialist degrees, certificates, and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields involving professional services to people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
See the website for information on online programs, summer programs, summer camps, undergraduate and graduate studies, information on Financial Aid and more.
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington , 20002, DC
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Government|
|Categories||Assistive Technology, Camp, Counseling, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Equipment, Financial, Housing, Job Coaching/Support, Medical, Recreation, Resource/Lending Library, Social Media, Special Education, Trainings, Volunteer Opportunity, Other|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21|
|Disability Categories||Physical Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Deafness, Hearing Loss (Deafness)|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|
|Contact Name||Roberta J. Cordano, President|