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§ 15-1524. Recognition of American Sign Language courses

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XV. Terms and Courses of Study (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (b). Prescribed Courses and Instruction
Effective: July 1, 2012
24 P.S. § 15-1524
§ 15-1524. Recognition of American Sign Language courses
(a) A student shall receive credit for completion of a course in American Sign Language at the high school level toward the satisfaction of the foreign language requirements included in requirements for graduation established pursuant to 22 Pa. Code Ch. 4 (relating to academic standards and assessment).
(b) The teaching of American Sign Language as a language alternative in the public schools of this Commonwealth shall be provided by a properly certificated person as required by Article XII.1
(c) A properly certificated person shall hold a certificate to teach according to section 12012 and provide proof of the successful completion of a Department of Education-approved program in American Sign Language.
(d) For purposes of this section, “American Sign Language” means the complete and autonomous human language with its own unique grammar frequently used as a form of communication by the hearing-impaired communities.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XV, § 1524, added 2002, Dec. 9, P.L. 1472, No. 187, § 2, effective July 1, 2003. Amended 2012, June 30, P.L. 684, No. 82, § 20, effective July 1, 2012.


24 P.S. § 12-1201 et seq.
24 P.S. § 12-1201.
24 P.S. § 15-1524, PA ST 24 P.S. § 15-1524
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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