Dec 02, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Endorsement in Teaching American Sign Language in the Public Schools


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This 18 credit hour program is a state-approved concentration leading to an endorsement for teaching American Sign Language as a foreign language requirement in the public schools, as well as approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Courses focus on the skills and tools necessary to teach American Sign Language in public school settings.

 

Applications Requirements:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution - Applicants must submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended.
  3. Copy of Teacher's Certification or proof of eligibility
  4. Demonstration of American Sign Language Proficiency*
  5. Evidence of Access to a working environment with students who are learning ASL
  6. A Personal Statement of 500 words to be submitted with the application
  7. A current resume

 

Spring Applications are due by November 15th.

Fall Applications are due by June 1st.

 

Prior to entering the Endorsement in Teaching ASL program, students must demonstrate the following proficiency scores:

  • ASLPI – minimum score of 2+
  • SLPI – minimum rating of Intermediate
  • ASL evaluation through Flagler College – minimum score of 3

 

Prior to exiting the Endorsement in Teaching ASL program, students are required to demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency**:

  • ASLPI – minimum score of 3
  • SLPI – minimum rating of Advanced
  • ASL evaluation through Flagler College – minimum score of 4

 ** If advanced proficiency is demonstrated at the time of admission, an exit ASL interview is not required. In addition, students demonstrating advanced proficiency at the time of admission are not required to take SLS 501.

 

NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

We offer a variety of graduate level courses for those students wishing to increase their skills and knowledge in the field of Education. These courses are offered outside of a degree or endorsement program for students to take "a la carte".

Application Requirements:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended
  3. Demonstration of American Sign Language Proficiency
  4. Evidence of Access to a working environment with students wishing to take EDD 565

 

Applications are accepted throughout the year, however, please plan to apply at least one month prior to the start of your desired course.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • A maximum of 9 credits of high-quality graduate work done at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution may be applied toward the requirements for a Master's. However, credits earned to complete a previous Master's degree elsewhere may not be applied to the Flagler graduate degree. All hours must be completed prior to enrolling in the Flagler Master's program.
  • Approval to apply any transferred credits toward a degree program must be granted by the student's academic advisor, the program director, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Transfer credits must meet the following criteria:
    • Earned at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution
    • Be of "A" or "B" grade value ("B-" grades are not acceptable; pass-fail grades are not transferable unless substantiated by the former institution as having at least "B" quality)
    • Appear on an official graduate transcript
    • Earned within five years prior to the date of registration to the degree program at Flagler.
  • If transferring credits from a university/college that is on quarter hours, quarter hours are converted to semester hours by multiplying the number of quarter hours by two-thirds.

 

STATE ASSOCIATION FOR RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS

Flagler College is a member of the State Association for Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).  SARA pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by postsecondary institutions that already have degree authorization in at least one state.  SARA centralizes the authorization process for each institution in a single state called the institution's "Home State."  Colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their Home State authorization to offer distance education to students in any other SARA member state, subject to certain limitations.  To learn more about SARA and its benefits to the student, please visit http://flsara.org/.  Students having questions regarding SARA should discuss them with their advisor and/or refer to the above website.

 

FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCESS

Students wishing to submit a complaint or grievance regarding their participation in the graduate program should contact Laura Stevenson, Assistant to the President, at lstevenson@flagler.edu.  If the student is dissatisfied with the result, the student has the right to appeal the College's decision within the institution.  If the student is not satisfied with the institutional decision, s/he may appeal complaints to the FL-SARA Council (http://flsara.org/) once they have exhausted all complaint procedures at Flagler College.

 

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