Teaching American Sign Language, MA
The Masters of Arts in Teaching American Sign Language is a distance-delivered master's degree program, with summer onsite sessions, that prepares majors to provide competent ASL instruction. Graduates of this program will be work-and/or certification-ready to effectively teach in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational settings. Check the program website for current application deadlines. All applicants will begin in the summer semester and will be part of an established cohort.
- Feb. 15 for the following summer. However, applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled. Applicants will be notified no later than April 15th whether they have been accepted into the program or not.
Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours of coursework. If an applicant does not have a 3.0 GPA, he/she will be required to take the GRE and score at least 900 on the exam and a 3.5 on the written section.
- Completed Online Application
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts
- Two Letters of Recommendation (You will start this process after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Submit a 1-2 page statement of educational goals and philosophy. (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- All applicants will be required to demonstrate ASL proficiency prior to acceptance to the TASL Program. To comply with practicum agency/school requirements, students may be required to submit evidence that a criminal background check has been completed prior to practicum/field-based experiences.