American Sign Language

Teachers Association


Certification Courses for ASL Endorsement in Florida

Rule 6A-4.02431 Specialization Requirements for the American Sign Language Endorsement -- Academic Class.

(1) A bachelor’s or higher degree with certification in an academic class coverage, and

(2) Eighteen (18) semester hours in American Sign Language to include three (3) semester hours in each area specified below:

(a) First and second language acquisition,
(b) Linguistics of American Sign Language,
(c) Aspects of the deaf culture and community,
(d) Methods of teaching American Sign Language,
(e) American Sign Language IV, and
(f) American Sign Language literature

The full text of the DOE Memo regarding ASL Endorsement is available at this link: 

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