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Deaf Leadership and Advocacy

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Program Title

Deaf Leadership and Advocacy

Degree Designation

GC

Award Type

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Deaf Leadership and Advocacy program is designed to build and strengthen the capacity of emerging leaders within the domestic and international deaf community with a specific focus on leadership within education systems.  A core value of the program is representation in the student body by Deaf students. The certificate is designed for Deaf students who are interested in developing leadership and teaching skills in educational settings. Sign Language interpreters may also be considered for the program. Courses and practical experiences will focus on leadership development, teamwork, advocacy, disability policy, curriculum development, professional interpreters, and effective communication skills.

College/School

No School/College

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Other requirements applicants MUST complete prior to admission.

Demonstration of skills in their native Sign Language is a foundational requirement for this program.

Admissions process.

Interview required

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

20

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Synthesize historical, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of Deaf identities and communities through a comparative cross-cultural lens.

Outcome

Develop leadership, advocacy, and teamwork skills for education settings.

Outcome

Critique the linguistic parameters for teaching sign language to foreign Deaf students.

Outcome

Demonstrate basic expressive and receptive conversational skills in American Sign Language.

Outcome

Evaluate disability policy and advocacy for Deaf citizens.

Outcome

Produce skills to teach cross-cultural sign language to foreign Deaf students.

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Major Code

9455

Program Code

340252023