Guidelines for Multilingual Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs

by Christopher KurzDebbie GolosMarlon KuntzeJonathan HennerJessica Scott

This publication aims to support the effort to create transformative changes within Deaf education teacher training programs in the United States and Canada. It is a critical time to reexamine these programs and ensure the provision of the highest quality education to prepare future teachers to meet the needs of Deaf students in today’s increasingly multilingual and multimodal climate. Deaf education teacher preparation programs need to understand the multiple and intersecting identities of their students to be able to provide education that is equitable for all. Programs that approach Deaf education through a multilingual lens are in a better position to produce teachers who are knowledgeable about the diverse language and cultural needs of Deaf students. The guidelines set forth in this volume can be used to help develop new undergraduate and graduate teacher training programs or to transition an existing program.

Please note: Some sections contain videos that summarize their content in American Sign Language.

Cover art by Mia Sanchez. Diversity of Light and Love. Acrylic on canvas.


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    Gallaudet University Press in partnership with the American College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
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    Washington, DC
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    Gallaudet University
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    Multilingual Deaf Education: Teacher Training, Research, and Pedagogy
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