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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

In light of Campus closure regarding COVID-19, employees in the college of Education and Behavioral Sciences are working remotely and faculty are teaching classes virtually in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

Due to the need for social distancing as a result of the SARS-CoV2 virus, summer courses for the Teaching ASL MA (TASL) and the ASL English Interpreting BA (ASLEI) programs will be offered in an alternative distance format.  Neither students nor faculty will be on campus this summer session.

Please check your bearmail regularly for more information.

TASL Summer Logistics 2021

Summer semesters are required of all TASL students as summer courses are the foundation to the following fall and spring courses.

Immunization Requirements
The State of Colorado Immunization law (C.R.S. 25-4-901) requires all students to submit proof of immunizations. Students must submit records prior to registering for classes at UNC. Students will not be allowed to register until after they have submitted a completed immunization record. 

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Daily Operational Updates

Immunization Requirements


Summer ONLINE Information & Resources

May 10-28, 2021

TASL Cohort 8 Online Orientation

New Cohort 8 students will participate in a three-week online orientation course. 

May 28, 2021        6:00-8:00 PM MST

Summer 2021 Session Orientation

All TASL students will join a Zoom session to learn details about the June 1- July 16 online summer 2021 session. 

June 1- July 16, 2021

Live Zoom Sessions with course instruction. 

View and download your schedules below. 

  • TASL  Instructional Information

    The summer session always involves a lot of work condensed into a short period of time.

    Schedule & Preparation

     To prepare for your summer classes, the following would be helpful to bookmark in your internet browser.

    The final version of the Syllabus will be in your online Canvas classes.  ALWAYS use the version from your Canvas classes as there may have been editing changes from the time they were sent to you and when they posted in Canvas.

    Once you have accessed the Syllabus, go to the Required Materials page of each Syllabus.  You will find a list of all required materials. 

    If you need to order materials, you may do so at your favorite site or use the campus book store: The UNC Book Store.  All items may not be available to order right away so be sure to check back as needed. 

    Graduate School: As a TASL student you are part of the 13% of the U.S. population pursuing graduate education. Note, graduate quality work is expected.

    Schedules: You will essentially be in live Zoom sessions for classes for 2-3 hours depending on your major with instructor office hours available in the evening. 

    Homework: In addition to what appears on the schedule, you will have homework each night that will require your time and attention.  There will also be major assignments that will require weekend work. 

    The following are the class sequences (draft) for summer 2021. Final copies will be updated by June 1st.

    TASL Cohort 7: TASL 504-506 

    TASL Cohort 8: TASL 501-505

    Technical Requirements

    Tips and Technical Requirements for UNC ASLEI Students

    Technical Support:

    UNC Help Desk will also be available for support.

    Faculty & Staff
     Cohort 7*

    *If a course has an asterisk, it a course for only TASL M.A.: Licensure: World Languages (Grades K-12), and will occur solely online.

    TASL 504: ASL Curriculum Development & Design (3 credits)

    Dr. Taralynn Petrites


     TASL 506: Contemporary Professional Issues in Teaching ASL (3 credits)

    Dr. Keith Gamache Jr. 



     EDSE 509: Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities (3 credits)*

    Dr. Curt Radford


    May 17 - August 8, 2021

    Cohort 8*

    *If a course has an asterisk, it a course for only TASL M.A.: Licensure: World Languages (Grades K-12), and will occur solely online.

    TASL 501: First and Second Language Acquisition in ASL (3 credits)

    Dr. Merrilee Gietz


     TASL 505: Teaching Deaf Community, Culture, and ASL Literature (3 credits)

     Dr. Cynthia Sanders



     EDF 500: Conceptions of Schooling (3 credits)*

     Michelle Holmes

    May 17 - Aug 8, 2021

  • Tuition

    This is an Extended Campus program, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state) and no student fees (they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate). Please note: certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

    Program tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $555 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year will be determined mid-June 2021.

    View important steps involving Billing and learn more information connected to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation by clicking this link and scrolling down to Third Party Billing.