Teaching American Sign Language M.A.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 credits

See "Teaching American Sign Language M.A."

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

TASL 501First and Second Language Acquisition in ASL

3

TASL 502ASL Teaching Methods

3

TASL 503ASL Assessment and Testing

3

TASL 504ASL Curriculum Development and Design

3

TASL 505Teaching Deaf Community, Culture, and ASL Literature

3

TASL 506Contemporary Professional Issues in Teaching ASL

3

TASL 507ASL Research Methods

3

TASL 593Practicum for ASL Teaching I

3

TASL 594Practicum for ASL Teaching II

3

NOTE:  If a candidate is seeking a Colorado Department of Education teaching license and enters the Master of Arts program in Teaching American Sign Language without a current teacher licensure, she or he is required to complete the course requirements listed under Professional Teacher Education prior to TASL 593 and TASL 594.

Professional Teacher Education — 12 hours

EDF 500Conceptions of Schooling

3

EDFE 125Application for Graduate Licensure Admission to PTEP

0

EDRD 523Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3

EDSE 509Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities

3

PSY 500Educational Psychology for Teachers

3

 

All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in ASL prior to acceptance into the program and complete a ASL proficiency test prior to their first practicum course, TASL 593. In addition, all students are expected to complete two teaching practica experiences, a portfolio, and a research project as part of their graduation requirements.