Julie Mitchiner

Associate Professor/Assessment Coordinator
Department of Education

Julie Mitchiner

Phone Numbers

202-651-5530 (V)
202-250-2247 (VP)




Fowler Hall 302B

Julie Mitchiner, PhD, associate professor in the Education Department at Gallaudet University focuses primarily on Early Childhood Education. She also co-directs the Infants, Toddlers, and their Families: Leadership and Collaboration Certificate Graduate Program. Mitchiner taught at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center in the bilingual ASL/English Early Childhood Program for six years. She received her BA in Early Childhood Education and MA in Deaf Education with a specialization in Family Centered Early Education at Gallaudet University. She received her PhD in Education at George Mason University with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and a secondary concentration in multicultural/multilingual education. Her research interests include bilingual education in ASL and English and using the Reggio Emilia approach in teaching deaf and hard of hearing children. Mitchiner has presented at many national and international conferences and made several publications related to deaf families with children who have cochlear implants and on family language planning and policy with deaf and hard of hearing children

Areas of Expertise & Specialization

Early Childhood Education

Early Intervention

Reggio Emilia Approach

ASL and English Bilingual Education 

Family Language Planning and Policy 



EDU 320 Early Childhood Environment

EDU 420/620 Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education

EDU 421/621 Emergent Literacy

EDU 424/624 Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education, Preprimary

EDU 626 Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education, Primary

EDU 665 Introduction to Children's Literature

EDU 761 Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/English Bilingual Education: 0-5

EDU 763 Assessment and Individualized Planning in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood 

EDU 764 Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5

EDU 767 Capstone I

EDU 678 Capstone II

​EDU 679 Capstone III

EDU 821 Proseminar II: Critical Pedagogy in Education

Field Experience/Student Teaching University Supervision
EDU 638 Student Teaching in Elementary School

EDU 628 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

EDU 772 Practicum II & Seminar: Family-Centered Early Education

EDU 782 Practicum II & Seminar: Multiple Disabilities

EDU 789 Field Experience II & Seminar: Deaf Education

EDU 792 Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 793 Field Experience in Education 

EDU 797 Student Teaching in Deaf Education


Faculty Professional Development Committee

Gallaudet's Battle of the Books Executive Committee

Journal of American Sign Language and Literature Editorial Board 

Professional Organization

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)

National ASL and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education (NASLECE) 


Refereed Articles

Mitchiner, J. (2016). Taube Eltern CI-Implantierter Kinder und ihre Vorstellungen zum bimodalen Bilingualismus (Teil I). [Deaf Parents of Cochlear Implanted Children: Beliefs on Bimodal Bilingualism] In: DAS Zeitschrift fur Sprach und Kultur Gehorloser, Nr. 103., S.282-296.

Mitchiner, J.C. (2014). Deaf Parents of Cochlear Implanted Children: Beliefs on Bimodal Bilingualism. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enu028


Mitchiner, J.C.  (2012). Deaf families with children who have cochlear implants: Perspectives and beliefs on bilingualism in American Sign Language and English. (Published doctoral dissertation). George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Research Brief

Visual Language and Visual Learning Science of Learning Center. (2012, June). The Implications of Bimodal Bilingual Approaches for Children with Cochlear Implants (Research Brief No. 6). Washington, DC: Julie Mitchiner, Debra Berlin Nussbaum, and Susanne Scott.

Chapters and Contributions in Books

Mitchiner, J. (2015) Making the classroom environment accessible to ALL. In Theoharis, R. & Fitzpatrick M. Trains, Video Games & Superheroes: Autism in Context. Kendall Hall Press

Mitchiner, J. C. & Sass-Lehrer, M. (2011). My Child Can Have More Choices: Reflections of Deaf Mothers on Cochlear Implants for their Children. In Paludneviciene, R., & Leigh, I.W. (Eds.) Cochlear Implants: Evolving Perspectives. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press. 

Other Non-Refereed Articles

Mitchiner, J. & Gough, M.  (2017). Supporting deaf and hard of hearing preschool students’ emerging ASL: A bilingual approach. The Odyssey.


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002