The Commission on Teacher Credentialing established a Single Subject Teaching Credential in American Sign Language in 2004. The appropriate authorizations for a course in American Sign Language (ASL) can be found below.
What documents authorize teaching American Sign Language (ASL) in a departmentalized classroom?
General Education classroom:
The following document types with an authorization in World Languages: Languages Other than English (American Sign Language):
- Single Subject Teaching credential
- Single Subject Intern credential
- Supplementary or Subject Matter Authorization (may be limited by curriculum or grade level)
- General Education Limited Assignment Permit (GELAP)
- Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP)
- Provisional Internship Permit (PIP)
Adult Education classroom:
The Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential in Career Technical Education with the following authorization: Education, Child Development, and Family Services authorizes teaching American Sign Language in a Career Technical Education setting in classes organized primarily for adults.
Additional Assignment Options:
Refer to the Common Local Assignment Options webpage for information related to additional teaching assignment options.