Certificate in Deaf Leadership and Advocacy

The Certificate in Deaf Leadership and Advocacy seeks to empower and equip the next generation of Deaf leaders globally with new tools, knowledge and expertise for leading change and building capacity within their communities.

The certificate is designed for Deaf students who are interested in developing leadership and teaching skills in educational and employment settings.

A core value of the program is representation of Deaf students in the cohorts of learners. Sign language interpreters may also be considered for the program.

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Program Highlights

  • Empower members of the Deaf community to build and strengthen their leadership qualities
  • Evaluate disability policy and advocacy for Deaf citizens, inclusive of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of emerging leaders within the global Deaf community
  • Gain global competencies and fluency in American Sign Language through learning from Deaf instructors

Program Distinctions

  • Eligibility for SCSU Cultural Sharing Scholarships for MN in-state tuition 

  • On-campus courses for engaging in-person learning

  • Internships within top U.S. schools for the Deaf and U.S. summer camps for Deaf students 

  • Interactions with Deaf role models who are leading in education, business, community programs, and government organizations

Program Director

Dr. Amy Hebert Knopf

Dr. Amy Hebert Knopf

  • CIDAD Director of Education and Research

(320) 308-3209 | Education Bldg. A209

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