Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 420 - STATE STANDARDS FOR LICENSURE, ENDORSEMENT AND SPECIALIZATION PROGRAMS
584-420-0600 - American Sign Language Specialization: Program Standards

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-420-0600
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 420
STATE STANDARDS FOR LICENSURE,
 ENDORSEMENT AND SPECIALIZATION PROGRAMS

584-420-0600
American Sign Language Specialization: Program Standards

(1) Candidates who are prepared for the American Sign Language specialization will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, professional dispositions and cultural competencies necessary to promote the academic, career, personal and social development of students in American Sign Language learning environments.

(2) The Commission may provide approval to an educator preparation program or course of study that prepares candidates for a World Language: American Sign Language specialization only if it includes:

(a) Content that will enable candidates to meet the competency standards set forth in this rule and the TSPC Program Review and Standards Handbook;

(b) Field experiences that include supervised teaching or internships in classrooms with American Sign Language learners; and

(c) Integration of principles of cultural competency and equitable practice in each competency standard through the entire American Sign Language Specialization program.

(3) Standard 1: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to first and second language acquisition;

(4) Standard 2: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to linguistics of American Sign Language;

(5) Standard 3: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to aspects of the deaf culture and community;

(6) Standard 4: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to methods of teaching American Sign Language;

(7) Standard 5: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills related to American Sign Language Literature.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455-342.495 & 342.553
History:
TSPC 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-16
TSPC 13-2015(Temp), f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 thru 6-28-16

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