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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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American Sign Language Education AA, Deaf Education Option

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Program Description

The Deaf Education program at Tulsa Community College emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of Deaf culture, and the foundations of child development. This option complements upper division coursework related to Deaf Education, K-12 teaching and ASL teaching at a four-year university.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7694

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Communicate with basic American Sign Language.
  • Display behaviors that promote respect for Deaf Culture.
  • Use correct grammar and syntax at the appropriate K-12 signing level.
  • Apply the etiquette of Deaf Culture norms.
  • Compare the cultural and languages theories for K-12 Deaf children.
  • Apply Deaf Education principles when working with students, families, and school personnel.


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Student Organizations

You are encouraged to participate in the American Sign Language Club.  For more information speak to your professor or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the American Sign Language Deaf Education Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 34

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

General Education Controlled Electives 6 hours

Select from the following for a total of six (6) credit hours:

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 26

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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