Educational Interpreting Program
A shortage of interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing individuals exists in Arizona and the US. The shortage affects elementary and secondary schools most severely. The Educational Interpreting Emphasis at the University of Arizona is designed to address this problem.
Students in Educational Interpreting receive education and experience to become interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing children in educational settings. Students are required to become fluent in American Sign Language, gain a cultural appreciation and respect of deaf culture, utilize current theories/models of interpreting and gain practical experience through school-based internships.
In 2018, students will receive a Bacehlor's degree in Deaf Studies upon successful completion of the program. Educational Interpreting is an area of emphasis within the Deaf Studies concentration. Previously, this degree was labeled Special Education and Rehabilitation (SERP).
Stipends are available to full-time students attaining upper division status (56 credit hours). Some tuition waivers are available for part-time students.
Please contact Dr. Cindy Volk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this degree.
Subject to approval:
ASL 200 will transfer as SERP 433B
ITP 201 will transfer as SERP elective
ITP 211 will transfer as SERP elective
ASL 203 will transfer as SERP 433A
ASL 215 will transfer as SERP 433D
ITP 212 will transfer as SERP elective