13A.12.02.24

.24 American Sign Language (Prekindergarten — Grade 12).

A. To receive certification in American Sign Language (prekindergarten—grade 12), the applicant shall meet one of the following options:

(1) Option I:

(a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) with a major in American Sign Language; or

(b) Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of content coursework in American Sign Language taken at an IHE and meet:

(i) The professional education coursework required in Regulation .06A(2) of this chapter; and

(ii) The experience requirement in Regulation .06A(3) of this chapter; or

(2) Option II:

(a) Earn a bachelor's degree or higher from an IHE;

(b) Present a valid professional certificate issued by the American Sign Language Teachers Association or another Department-approved national or regional organization; and

(c) Meet the professional education coursework required in Regulation .06A(2) of this chapter.

B. For the content coursework required in §A(1)(b) of this regulation:

(1) A minimum of 50 percent shall be taken at the same institution; and

(2) A minimum of 12 semester hours shall be upper division coursework.