To be considered for the ASL minor program, you must complete the application/acceptance process outlined below:
- Students must meet passing grade requirements (C-) for SPHS-A100 and SPHS-A150 (beginning language courses). Transfer students from other universities and students who test out of early levels in an ASL placement exam are exempt from this requirement.
- Submit a personal statement video submission in ASL.
- Written essay covering the following topics:
- Why are you interested in the ASL minor?
- How do you plan to utilize the ASL minor?
- What are your future professional/career goals?
- Describe and provide examples of your understanding of Deaf culture.
- What is your ASL education background?
- Provide two Letters of Reference from previous ASL instructors. Students who are unable to provide a letter of reference from previous ASL instructors must complete an interview with our ASL faculty for evaluation of ASL knowledge (i.e. ASL syntax) in addition to ASL skills necessary for a minor in ASL.
For detailed information about the options available in our minor program, consult your academic advisor or our undergraduate studies office.
Note: This minor does not lead to a certification or an endorsement for ASL teaching careers nor does it provide qualifications in ASL interpreting, Deaf education, any other related professional field.
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