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.

Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.