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FLORIDA ASL ENDORSEMENT UPDATE

While it was accepted as of July 2009, the HOUSSE option is no longer accepted in lieu of FLDOE ASL endorsement. If you already have the HOUSSE option, and considered "highly qualified" based on that, you are "grandfathered in" and do not need the endorsement (unless the rules change again).

As of now (2012), the only options for adding ASL endorsement to your teaching certificate are as follows:

6 specific classes as listed below, OR ASLTA Professional Certification.

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,

or

(3) A bachelor’s or higher degree with certification in an academic class coverage, and a valid Professional Level Certificate issued by the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA).

You need a current teaching certification in any academic subject, AND either option 2 or 3 above.

 

 

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