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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages Education - American Sign Language Teaching Area, BA

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages Education is available to students preparing to teach American Sign Language, French, or Spanish (grades PK-12). The teaching field should be selected as early as possible so appropriate freshman and sophomore courses may be taken.

Each curriculum may lead to a double major composed of the major concentration in the teaching field and the corresponding content major. To receive a double major in Secondary Education and the selected content area, a Change of Academic Program form must be completed to declare both majors. To achieve a double major, the appropriate plan of study under Modern Languages Education must be followed and all major requirements from both programs must be satisfied. Specific courses and sequences have been designated to meet requirements for those planning to teach. The professional education courses should be completed in sequence.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages Education offers a double major in Modern Languages Education-American Sign Language and American Sign Language. To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a C or higher in all required language content and education courses.

Freshman Year

Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Credit Hours: 18

Junior Year

Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year

Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

  • Emphasis Area Requirement 12 Credits 7
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credits: 122


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See the Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University in Academic Regulations .

2 Select from BIOL 2000 , BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2030 , BIOL 2040 , BIOL 2100 , BIOL 2200 , CH 1050 , CH 1060 , ENSP 2000 , ENSP 3150 , ENT 2000 , GEOL 1200 , GEOL 3000 , GEOL 3800 , PES 3150 , PHYS 2450 , PLPA 2130 , STAT 2220 , or STS 2160 .

3 See General Education Requirements . If not otherwise satisfied, three of these credits must also satisfy the South Carolina REACH Act Requirement. See the South Carolina REACH Act Requirement in the Academic Regulations  section.

4 Select from HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1720 , or HIST 1730 .

5 Select any 3000- or 4000-level HIST course.

6 An additional 24 credits in American Sign Language as outlined below:

Group I (6 credits) - ASL 3010  and ASL 4010  

Group II (12 credits) - ASL 3020 , ASL 4020 , ASL 4050 , and ASL 4600  

Group III (6 credits) -Select from ASL 4100 , ASL 4900 , or any other 3000- or 4000-level ASL course(s)

7 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:

(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.

(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.

NOTE: A transfer course may not be used to satisfy the General Education Global Challenges Requirement. While a transfer course may fulfill other degree requirements, students must enroll in a Clemson course(s) on the Global Challenges list to fulfill the Global Challenges Requirement.