Deaf Education is a specialized education field that opens up learning for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Studying American Sign Language (ASL) at Collin College will prepare you to pursue a career or degree in Deaf Education or Deaf Studies at a four-year college.

You’ll learn essential foundational ASL skills, become familiar with Deaf culture and get an introduction to the discipline of education. See the education plan below to learn how you can earn an associate of arts with coursework in American Sign Language.

To earn an associate degree, complete the 42 credit hour General Education Core, and 18 credit hours of general studies electives and the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree requirements. Check with your transfer institution before registering for general studies electives to make sure your courses will be degree applicable to your bachelor degree at the transfer institution.

Related Electives - Check with your transfer institution for degree applicability prior to selecting individual electives. 

SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I
SGNL 1402  Beginning American Sign Language II
SGNL  2301  Intermediate American Sign Language I
SGNL  2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II
SLNG  1211  Fingerspelling and Numbers 1
SLNG  1347  Deaf Culture
EDUC  1301  Introduction to the Teaching Profession 2
EDUC  2301  Introduction to Special Populations 2


1. Recommended for students pursuing degrees in Deaf Studies.

2. Recommended for students pursuing degrees in Deaf Education.

Department Website

  www.collin.edu/department/asliep/

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