Florida Certification Requirements

This information is about the states’ K – 12 teacher certification requirements for ASL teachers which includes the ASLTA certification.

Florida requires either:

1) ASLTA Professional certification;  or

2) 6 courses in teaching ASL

An excerpt of Administrative Rule 6A-4.02431 from Florida Department of Education:

Specialization Requirements for the American Sign Language Endorsement – Academic Class.

(1) A bachelor’s or higher degree with certification in an academic class coverage, and

(2) Eighteen (18) semester hours in American Sign Language to include three (3)
semester hours in each area specified below:

(a) First and second language acquisition,
(b) Linguistics of American Sign Language,
(c) Aspects of the deaf culture and community,
(d) Methods of teaching American Sign Language,
(e) American Sign Language IV, and
(f) American Sign Language literature, or

(3) A bachelor’s or higher degree with certification in an academic class coverage, and a
valid Professional Level Certificate issued by the American Sign Language Teachers
Association (ASLTA).

Specific Authority 1007.2615, 1012.55, 1012.56, FS. Law Implemented 1007.2615,
1012.55, 1012.56, FS. History – New 3-1-2005.

For more information, check the Florida Department of Education website, www.fldoe.org