Graduate 2019-2020

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies

TASL 501 First and Second Language Acquisition in ASL

The course will introduce major theories of acquisition, and similarities and differences between first language and second language acquisition and learning for teaching ASL as L1 and L2.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

TASL 502 ASL Teaching Methods

This course will introduce theories and methods for teaching ASL as L1 and L2 across multiple instructional settings: elementary, secondary and post-secondary.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

TASL 503 ASL Assessment and Testing

The course will discuss classroom assessment tools and evaluation techniques to assess L1 and L2 ASL students' receptive, expressive and conversational skills and socio-cultural knowledge across multiple instruction settings.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

TASL 504 ASL Curriculum Development and Design

This course will examine curriculum development in ASL education across multiple educational settings. Development and models of syllabi, including instructional technology and materials, along with lesson plans will be explored.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Exclude Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)/Minor(s)

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

TASL 505 Teaching Deaf Community, Culture, and ASL Literature

The course will focus on methods of teaching Deaf community and culture, and ASL literature in ASL classes. Appropriate cultural, community and literature contents will be explored.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

TASL 506 Contemporary Professional Issues in Teaching ASL

The course will explore and address the contemporary issues in the profession of teaching ASL including language policy, state and national credentialing issues.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

TASL 507 ASL Research Methods

The purposes, values, designs and methods of research in educational setting will be introduced. The students will conduct research on a topic related to ASL teaching.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

TASL 593 Practicum for ASL Teaching I

Students will have observational learning experiences with other ASL teachers in ASL as first language or second language instruction in various education settings.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

TASL 594 Practicum for ASL Teaching II

Students will have in-depth teaching and learning experiences in teaching ASL as a first language or second language in an educational setting.
3

Prerequisites

TASL 593: with minimum grade of C

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

TASL 622 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.)
1- 3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Teaching American Sign Lang

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course may be repeated 2 times