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Keith Cagle

Department Chair

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Keith Cagle

Department Chair

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
K., Kurz, K., Listman, J. and Cagle,. "Program, Training and Job Opportunities for Deaf Interpretrs." TBA. (2022): 0. Print.
K., Muroski, K., Kurz, K., and Cagle,. "Student Perceptions of Communication & Learning in ASLIE at NTID." TBA. (2022): 0. Print.
Book Chapter
Nicodemus, Brenda, et al. "Address practices of Deaf undergraduate students and faculty: A study of language, identity, and community." Journal of Pragmatics. TBA, TBA: TBA, 2021. TBA. Print.

Currently Teaching

MSSE-714
3 Credits
Note: There are five discipline-specific courses here, designated by section: 01 (English), 02 (Mathematics), 03 (Science), 04 (Social Studies) and 05 (American Sign Language). Students will take only the section focusing on the content area in which they will be certified. Section 01 English. This course examines issues and methods related to teaching English in the secondary level to students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Students investigate and analyze current approaches to curriculum, instruction and materials in the area of English instruction through readings, observations, and seminars. Students design content area projects to demonstrate a variety of methodological philosophies. Section 02 Mathematics. This course examines issues and methods related to teaching mathematics at the secondary level to students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Current instructional methods, curriculum and professional resources in mathematics are studied through seminars, readings, special projects, observations and work with content-area specialists and teachers in secondary-level mathematics courses. Section 03 Science. This course examines issues and methods in teaching secondary-level science to Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing students, including the selection, modifications, and use of curriculum materials in science. Discussions will be concerned with instructional strategies, classroom managements, cognitive development, testing and evaluation, lab report writing and theories of science teaching. Students will be required to observe teachers in secondary level science courses. Section 04 Social Studies. This course examines issues and methods related to teaching social studies at the secondary level to students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Through seminars, readings, special projects, and work with content area specialists/teachers, current instructional methods, curriculum and professional resources in social studies are examined. Students will be required to observe teachers of secondary level social studies courses at public schools, residential schools for Deaf students or in mainstream programs. Section 05 American Sign Language. This course examines issues and methods related to teaching American Sign Language at the secondary level. Students investigate and analyze current approaches to ASL curriculum, instruction, and materials through readings, observations, and seminars. Students design content area projects to demonstrate their understanding of teaching theories and methods, curriculum design, and evaluation techniques. To progress to MSSE-760, students must obtain a minimum grade of B in this course.
NASL-275
3 Credits
This course provides students with basic knowledge about the linguistic structure of American Sign Language (ASL). Through an introduction to language features, students will examine the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of ASL. Information regarding historical and cultural aspects of ASL is also introduced and discussed.
MSSE-725
3 Credits
This course concentrates on the linguistic structures of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This course introduces students to the structural description of ASL and English languages at various levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse/pragmatics). Issues related to language change and variation, language use in contact situations (for example, code-mode switching), and language use in education will be discussed.

In the News

  • April 15, 2021

    hands using sign language.

    Advances in Deaf Education  

    Inside Higher Ed interviews Miriam Lerner, interpreter; Keith Cagle, chair, Department of ASL and Interpreting Education; students Marshall Hurst and Zee Chuan; and Kristi Love, interpreter and director, Randleman Program, about technical and discipline-specific sign language and the important role of interpreters of color.

  • December 1, 2020

    three people wearing face masks and one person using sign language.

    RIT/NTID interpreting program earns national accreditation

    RIT’s ASL-English interpretation program has achieved accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and now is one of only 16 accredited bachelor’s degree interpreting programs in the United States.