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Master of Science in Teacher Education

American Sign Language (ASL) Education Professional Internship Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The Professional Internship concentrations are intended for individuals seeking initial teacher licensure. Applicants to any of the professional internship concentrations must first interview with a teacher education admissions board and be admitted to teacher education. Individuals are encouraged to contact the college’s Student Services Center, A332 Bailey Education Complex, for a diagnostic interview and to develop a tentative course of study and time line. Note that several of the concentrations have dual or triple pathway options that lead to additional licensure in English as a Second Language and/or Special Education.

Undergraduates – Apply here

Post-Baccalaureates – Apply here

MS in Teacher Education, American Sign Language (ASL) Education Professional Internship Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 2-3
TPTE 575 12
TPTE 591 3-4
Additional Course Requirements
ASL 422 3
ASL 521 3
ASL 545 3
ENED 509 or REED 543 3
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required
Additional requirement
Candidates need a minimum score of Advanced level on SLPI or 4 or ASLPI

David Smith, research professor, team lead and job-embedded practitioner co-coordinator

Jeffrey Davis, professor

Calvin Farley, lecturer

April Haggard, senior lecturer and ASL program coordinator

Megan Wylie Potts, lecturer and educational interpreting program coordinator

Cheryl Shahan, clinical assistant professor and job-embedded practitioner co-coordinator

Michael Skyer, assistant professor

Bill Stricklen, senior lecturer

Ethan Swafford, lecturer (not pictured)

Kimberly Wolbers, professor

Emily Bowen, ASL Lab Coordinator (not pictured)

Thesis: 42 graduate credit hours for the Thesis Option

Non-Thesis: 36 graduate credit hours for the Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

If you have questions about the program or the course of study, please contact:

David Smith, research professor and instructional team lead