A. To receive certification in American Sign Language (prekindergartengrade 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.