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Bachelor of Arts in ASL Education



What will I learn?

As a student in Madonna’s ASL Education program, you will be part of a community on the cutting edge of ASL Education and Deaf studies in Michigan. You will be provided with all of the resources you need to develop your signing skills, prepare for the ASL proficiency test required as part of the State of Michigan’s endorsement process for teaching ASL, and gain diverse skills that will give you an advantage as a future educator. Madonna is the only university in Michigan to offer a bachelor’s degree in ASL Education, when you choose Madonna, you are choosing the leader in the field.

Founded in 1975, The Sign Language Studies (SLS) department at Madonna University offers students an opportunity to develop American Sign Language (ASL) skills while providing an understanding of the language and its community. Through extensive training and practice over four years, students will develop the interpreting skills needed to become a professional sign language interpreter.


Interpreter Coordinator
Interpreter Educator
and many more

Which department am I in?

The College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $830/credit for 1-11 credits; USD $12,450/semester (credits 16-18 are free) for 12-18 credits; USD $12,450/semester plus USD $830/credit over 18 for more than 19 credits
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


The College of Arts and Sciences

Room 2432 Administration Building,



48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For advanced standing students, they must have completed a minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work.

For international students

Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution after high school apply to Madonna as a freshman.

Cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above

Requirement for Undergraduate Admission:

TOEFL: 70 (iBT); IELTS: 6; MELAB: 76


Fall Semester: April 1

Winter Semester: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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