This program is a master’s degree designed to prepare you to teach American Sign Language in secondary and post-secondary settings. If you are not currently a licensed teacher, you will be able to take courses in order to obtain your teacher licensure during your course of study.
The focus of this program is on pedagogical coursework for teaching ASL as a foreign or as a modern language, not learning or mastering ASL. Therefore, you must demonstrate ASL proficiency prior to acceptance into the program.
This mostly online program begins each Summer term. The application deadline each year for that summer is February 15th. You can complete this master's degree in 5 semesters, gaining the tools to become a foreign language teacher in American Sign Language.
Depending on your interests, prior experiences and existing certifications, this degree can prepare you to excel in the following positions: