A master of arts in teaching american sign language
This master’s degree is designed to prepare you to teach American Sign Language in K-12 and post-secondary settings.
- If you would like to teach ASL in the post-secondary setting, you will take the Teaching American Sign Language M.A.
- If you would like to teach ASL in the K-12 setting, you will take the Teaching American Sign Language M.A.: 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