Department of ASL/Deaf Studies- MASLED Program Change
- Replacing special topics ASL 795 with permanent course ASL 777
- Changing DST 705 and 714 from required courses to required elective courses.
- Adding two new courses, ASL 745 (History) and 760 (Research) as required elective courses.
- Now students are required to take at least 2 courses (6 credits) from the list of 4 electives/12 credits - DST 705, 714, ASL 745 and 760.
This program change resolves several issues:
- Financial support often comes with stipulations of full-time status during the fall/springs semesters, and this flexibility allows students to register for full-time status.
- State licensing requires particular courses for teaching, and culture/history is often cited as missing from our program offerings.
- Our alumni often want to apply for PhD programs, and they mention that they have no research background/preparation.
- DST 705 and 714 are often full during the fall/spring semesters, and finding additional faculty qualified to teach those courses presents a hardship on the department; adding electives provides our students with alternative options that will allow them to graduate on time.
New Course Proposals
- ASL 745: Sign Language Teaching, Culture and History
- ASL 760: Connecting Sign Language Research to Practice
- ASL 777: Digital Pedagogy for the Sign Language Field
- ASL 709 - program SLOs
- ASL 743 - course description/program SLOs
- ASL 750 - program SLOs