A Master’s Degree For Teaching ASL in K-12 and Post-Secondary Settings
There are two degree options for this program. Choose the one that fits your teaching/career goals:
- If you would like to teach ASL in the post-secondary setting, you will choose the Teaching American Sign Language Master of Arts.
- If you would like to teach ASL in the K-12 setting, you will take the Teaching American Sign Language Master of Arts: Licensure: World Languages (Grades K-12) Program. If you already have a Colorado teaching license and would like to add the World Languages (Grades K-12) endorsement, you must choose this program.
The focus of this program is on pedagogical coursework for teaching ASL as a foreign/world language or as a modern language. The focus is not on learning or mastering ASL. Therefore, you must demonstrate ASL proficiency prior to acceptance into the program.
Career Options for Graduates
Depending on your interests, prior experiences and existing certifications, this degree can prepare you to excel in the following positions:
- K-12 foreign/world languages teacher—American Sign Language
- Community college foreign/world languages teacher—American Sign Language
We also encourage you to visit the extensive Teaching ASL master's degree information available on the Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) website: