Oregon Statutes - Chapter 351 - Higher Education Generally - Section 351.117 - American Sign Language courses; development of curricula; teacher programs; identification of needs and resources.

(1) If the State Board of Higher Education determines that enrollment is sufficient to make an American Sign Language class economically viable and if qualified instructors are available, the board may offer to students courses for credit in American Sign Language at any institution of higher education within the Oregon University System. Such courses shall satisfy any second language elective requirement.

(2) The State Board of Higher Education is encouraged to continue to:

(a) Coordinate with the State Board of Education and the Oregon School for the Deaf to develop curricula for American Sign Language courses;

(b) Implement programs to locate and prepare qualified teachers and interpreters of American Sign Language; and

(c) Assist institutions of higher education in identifying local and regional needs and resources available for American Sign Language courses. [1995 c.687 §3; 2007 c.858 §82]

Note: 351.117 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 351 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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