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Teaching ASL in the Public Schools

This program is a state-approved concentration leading to an endorsement for teaching American Sign Language as a foreign language requirement in the public schools. These six courses focus on the skills and tools necessary to teach American Sign Language in public school settings. This is a non-reciprocal endorsement. We cannot guarantee that this curriculum will satisfy other states’ requirements for the Teaching American Sign Language in Public Schools endorsement.

If you do not hold a Florida Teaching Certification, but still wish to take the below courses, you may enroll in our Non-Degree Seeking option.


Course Requirements

Required Courses
18 Credit Hours
Foundations of Education of the D/HH: History, Trends, and Culture
The Linguistics of American Sign Language
American Sign Language Literature
ASL for Academic Settings
Methods of Teaching ASL
ASL V: Proficiency in American Sign Language
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Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Application
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended
  3. Evidence of Access to a working environment with students who are learning ASL
  4. Copy of Teacher’s Certification or proof of eligibility
  5. Demonstration of American Sign Language Proficiency
  6. Letter of Intent: Including a statement of purpose (between one and two pages) clearly describing your academic and (if relevant) professional background and your interest in teaching ASL
  7. A current resume

Fall Applications are due by July 14th

Spring Applications are due by November 17th