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ASL & Interpreting Studies

Preparing culturally and linguistically competent interpreters, teachers, and users of American Sign Language

is the mission of UNC's Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS).

The ASLIS programs offer highly regarded curricula with input from national experts, taught by nationally recognized instructional staff, and offered through multiple delivery methods.

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McKee Hall 525 (Box 106)
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: 970-351-1075

Office Hours

8:00-4:00 Mountain M-F

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ASL Courses

Develop your ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture

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Expand your fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture

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ASL-English Interpretation (B.A.)

Learn to interpret between various users of ASL and English

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Teaching ASL (M.A.)

Learn to teach ASL as a foreign/modern language

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News & Announcements

The Teaching American Sign Language (TASL) MA program is proud to announce
a national recognition from the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA).

ASLTA is the professional organization with a mission to perpetuate, preserve, and promote ASL and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. Based on the defined exit competencies acquired in the pedagogical coursework to teach ASL as a foreign/modern language in numerous settings including secondary and post-secondary schools, a Memorandum of Agreement has been ratified. With successful completion documentation of the 18-month TASL program, graduates will receive a 1-year free complimentary membership as a certified ASLTA member ($110). For those who meet ASLTA established criteria, the fee for ASLTA-Certified or ASLTA-Master certification process will be waived or reduced (~$425). The UNC TASL MA program is the second in the nation to accomplish this agreement with ASLTA.


For academic year 2022-2023, TASL has two scholarship opportunities for selected students! The first is given through a recent endowment to the UNC Foundation. The Dr. Marcia J. Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment will provide a scholarship of $1,000/year to a TASL student preparing to become a qualified ASL teacher. In addition, scholarship funds from the Dean of the Graduate Schools have been increased for up to $2,000/year.

Application criteria will be available through the TASL program in January 2022.