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Become A Sign Language Teacher

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Working As A Sign Language Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $59,830

    Average Salary

What Does A Sign Language Teacher Do At Nevada Connections Academy

* Working out of their home, the Adjunct ASL Teacher will “virtually” manage subject-specific instructional programs.
* Compensation will be based on the specific course workload and number of enrolled students.
* He/she will be responsible for monitoring progress,
* evaluating work, running online instructional/tutorial sessions, providing academic guidance, and being the subject-matter expert for a caseload of middle/high school students.
* The Teacher must be able to complete work related responsibilities through a combination
* of regular office hours during the school day in conjunctions with hours scheduled outside the normal school day.
* Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure
* that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program

What Does A Sign Language Teacher Do At Nevada Connections Academy

* Complete all grading, create report cards and conduct parent conferences in a timely and manner
* Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions.
* Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans and schedules, score assessments,
* provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects.
* Work collaboratively with a team of teachers to ensure that all students on the team’s caseload are successfully progressing through the program
* that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed evenly amongst the team members.
* Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects.
* Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists through use of computer and telephone.
* Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and logging
* all student and parent contacts.
* Work with Advisory Teachers and School counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making
* adequate progress and established goals are being met.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sign Language Teacher Do At Nevada Connections Academy

The ASL Adjunct Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks

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How To Become A Sign Language Teacher

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.


All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.


In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and special education teachers. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.


Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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Sign Language Teacher Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Russian

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Sign Language Teacher


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Top Sign Language Teacher Skills

  1. Taught American Sign Language Linguistic
  2. OWN Curriculum
  3. Lesson Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared and taught lesson plans, Quizzes and Tests for American Sign Language (ASL) classes.
  • Encouraged interest in Deaf culture, and respectful interaction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Work closely with guidance personnel to assist students with special needs, 504 plans, and Individualized Educational Plans.
  • Teach classes of 2-5 children aged 10 to 15 basic sign language
  • Founded ASL Club and served as Advisor

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