This course will focus on some of the sign vocabulary and phrases that may be commonly used in educational settings.


Format: Online

Hours: 12

Credits: 1.2 CEUs

When: TBA

Cost: $179

Who Should Attend?

Students, teachers, school staff, tutors, librarians, family members, and any others who have a basic communication level in ASL and are interested in learning signs related to the educational setting. This course is not designed for students who are seeking skills as an educational interpreter.

The class is open to students 18 years of age and up. Minors ages 15 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian who must be present in the classroom with the student at all times. We highly recommend that parents or guardians take advantage of the learning opportunity by signing up with their students. Please note that a request and agreement form for registration of a minor is required to complete the application. Call (706) 542-3537 for more information.

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Dr. Ashia James studied American Sign Language at the American Sign Language Institute in New York, has taken ASL courses with Georgia Perimeter College, attended Interpreter workshops with the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and completed the Basic Interpreter Training Program at the University of Tennessee. She has done some work as a part-time interpreter, English tutor of graduate level Deaf students, and served as an instructor of ASL in the Continuing Education Department of New Jersey City University prior to teaching at The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Dr. James' numerous academic achievements include an Associates Degree in Fashion Design, Bachelors in Occupational Education, a Masters in Teaching & Training Online, and a PhD in Education.