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Endorsement

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 five courses focus on the skills and tools necessary to teach American Sign Language in public school settings.

Course Requirements

Required Courses
15 Credit Hours
EDD
509
Foundations in the Education of Students who are D/HH: History and Trends
EDD
525
The Linguistics of American Sign Language
EDD
544
American Sign Language Literature
EDD
548
ASL in the Classroom
EDD
565
Methods of Teaching ASL
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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. Copy of Teacher’s Certification or proof of eligibility
  4. An American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) score of 2.5*

* Students must receive a score of 2.5 on the ASLPI in order to be admitted to the program. Students who do not demonstrate acceptable proficiency are expected to enroll in additional coursework separate from the program curriculum to reach acceptable proficiency at an additional cost to the student.

Spring Applications are due by November 15th.

Fall Applications are due by June 1st.