Professional development: Getting over the hump!

David Bar-Tzur

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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stained glass ballAudiotapes
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stained glass ballDeaf events
stained glass ballDo-it-yourself
stained glass ballMailing lists, user groups & chat rooms
stained glass ballMentoring
Online teaching and learning
stained glass ballOrganizations
stained glass ballOutside assessment and certification
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Man in cap and gown Education

Formal educational programs can serve us well in providing a structure and thorough grounding in various fields, even providing options for those who wish to be involved in activities beyond interpreting: teaching interpreters, teaching Deaf people, working for a Deaf or interpreter organization, providing workshops or assessment, or simply working outside of Deafness altogether someday. If you know of others, please email me the website at dbartzur@earthlink.net, and I will include it below. I only list the institutions that have some web information on their programs. See NAD's How do I become a Sign Language interpreter? and for the arguments for and against attending an Interpreter Education Program at all, see Interpreter Training Programs: Two sides of the coin.

Distance learning (your location immaterial) See Online teaching and learning: Distance learning interpreting programs

The US by state or region.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut
Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska
New England New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Regions 1-10 Region 1
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Region 9 Region 10 Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota South East region Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Virgin Islands Washington (State) West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming

Alabama

stained glass ballBishop State Community College, Mobile. Scroll down to "Humanities Division". Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Alaska

stained glass ballRegion 10 Interpreter Education Center. AK, ID, OR, WA

Arizona

stained glass ballPhoenix College, Phoenix. American Sign Language and Interpreter Preparation Program with both certificates and AA degrees.

stained glass ballPima Community College, Tucson. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 9 Interpreter Education Center. AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific

stained glass ballUniversity of Arizona. Tucson.

Arkansas

stained glass ballUniversity of Arkansas, Little Rock. Associate or Bachelor Degree program.

California

stained glass ballAmerican River College, Sacramento. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballCalifornia State University, Northridge. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballCalifornia State University Fresno, Fresno. Communicative Disorders And Deaf Studies department with BA degrees in Deaf Studies and Interpreting, and certificate programs.

stained glass ballEl Camino College, Torrance. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballGolden West College, Huntington Beach. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballMt. San Antonio College, Walnut. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballOhlone College, Fremont. Associate Degree prgram.

stained glass ballPalomar College, San Marcos. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballPierce College, Woodland Hills. Certificate or Associate Degree program. I can find no website information on this program.

stained glass ballRegion 9 Interpreter Education Center. AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific

stained glass ballRiverside Community College, Riverside. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballSaddleback College, Mission Viejo.

Colorado

stained glass ballDistance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center. BA in ASL-English Interpretation. Recognizing the right of deaf and hard of hearing individuals to equal communication access, the Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center designs and delivers quality education for and about Sign Language Interpreters. Established in 1993, the UNC-Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training (DO IT) Center provides an array of educational offerings and collaborative partnership opportunities related to the field of American Sign Language - English interpreting.

stained glass ballFront Range Community College, Westminster. AAS degree.

stained glass ballPikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs. Associate Degree prgram.

Connecticut

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballNorthwestern Connecticut Community College (pdf). AS degree in Interpreter Preparation: ASL/English; AA in Deaf Studies; Certificate in Deaf Studies. See Sec 1:32, once downloaded.

Delaware

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

District of Columbia

stained glass ballGallaudet University: Master Degree program (MAI). The MAI provides an interdisciplinary, theoretical, and practical approach to interpretation, with emphasis on discourse analysis, bilingual fluency, cultural adeptness, and integration of multiculturalism. Students focus on a variety of goals including certification, research, and publishing.

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Florida

stained glass ballFlorida Community College, Jacksonville. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballHillsborough Community College, Tampa. AAS, Interpreting for Deaf Persons.

stained glass ballMiami Dade College, Miami. Sign Language Associate of Science degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

stained glass ballSt. Petersburg College, Clearwater. Sign Language Interpretation Program with Associate degree.

stained glass ballUniversity of South Florida, Tampa. Interpreter Training Track program with Bachelors degree.

Georgia

stained glass ballAmerican Sign Language / English Interpreting Program at Georgia Perimeter College., core curriculum, and ITP student handbook. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Hawaii

stained glass ballKapiolani Community College, Honolulu. Certificate program.

stained glass ballRegion 9 Interpreter Education Center. AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific

Idaho

stained glass ballCollege of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls. Associate of Arts.

stained glass ballIdaho State University, Pocatello. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 10 Interpreter Education Center. AK, ID, OR, WA

Illinois

stained glass ballColumbia College, Chicago. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballIllinois Central College, East Peoria. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballJohn A. Logan College, Carterville. Associate and other degrees.

stained glass ballMacMurray College Interpreter Training, Jacksonville. Bachelor and Associate degrees.

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

stained glass ballSouthwestern Illinois College, Belleville. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballWaubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove. Associate degree and Certificate.

stained glass ballWilliam Rainey Harper College, Palatine. Certificate program.

Indiana

stained glass ballBethel College, Mishawaka. Associate and Bachelor Degree programs.

stained glass ballGoshen College, Goshen. B.A. in ASL/ENG Interpreting.

stained glass ballIndiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis. Delivers a Bachelor's in conjunction with Vincennes University, Vincennes.

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Iowa

stained glass ballIowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballKirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballScott Community College, Bettendorf. Associate Degree program.

Kansas

stained glass ballJohnson County Community College, Overland Park.

Kentucky

stained glass ballEastern Kentucky University, Richmond. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Louisiana

stained glass ballDelgado Community College, New Orleans. This temporary website is to update you on Delgado’s status following Hurricane Katrina. Once normal operations return at the college, the official web site will be restored. Associate degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 6 Interpreter Education Center. AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Maine

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballUniversity of Southern Maine. Degree offered: B.A. in Linguistics with a Concentration in ASL/English Interpreting.

Maryland

stained glass ballCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Massachusetts

stained glass ballBoston University Deaf Studies Program. Undergraduate Program in Deaf Studies (B.S.), Graduate Program in Education of the Deaf (M.Ed., CAGS), Graduate Program in ASL/Deaf Studies (M.Ed., CAGS).

stained glass ballHoly Cross, Worcester.

stained glass ballNortheastern University, Boston. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballNorthern Essex Community College, Haverhill - Lawrence. AA in Deaf Studies: Sign Language Interpreter Option; AA in Deaf Studies: American Sign Language Option.

stained glass ballTranslation Center, University of Massachusetts, Amhurst.

Michigan

stained glass ballLansing Community College, Lansing. Certificate program.

stained glass ballMadonna University, Livonia. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballMott Community College, Flint. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballNorthwestern Michigan College, Traverse City.

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Minnesota

stained glass ballASL/Interpreting :: The College of St. Catherine. Certificate or Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballNorth Central University, Minneapolis. Scroll down to "Carlstrom Deaf studies." Christian college with Deaf Studies program with an emphasis on developing ministers; also includes ASL/English Interpreter program with Bachelor degrees.

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

stained glass ballSt. Paul Technical College, St. Paul. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

Mississippi

stained glass ballMississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport. Interpreter Training program with Associate Degree

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Missouri

stained glass ballMaple Woods Community College, Kansas City. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballSt. Louis Community College, St. Louis. At "Or view PDFs of Individual Programs:" scroll down to "Deaf Comm. Studies/Interpreter Ed."

stained glass ballSt. Louis Community College at Florisaant Valley, Ferguson. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballWilliam Woods University, Fulton. Bachelor Degree program.

Montana

Nebraska

stained glass ballMetropolitan Community College, Omaha. ASL/English Interpreter Preparation program with Associate degree.

Nevada

stained glass ballCollege of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas.

stained glass ballRegion 9 Interpreter Education Center. AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific

New England

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

New Hampshire

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballUniversity of New Hampshire at Manchester. BS in Sign Language Interpretation; and a minor in ASL/Deaf Studies.

New Jersey

stained glass ballBurlington County College, Pemberton. AS in ASL/Deaf Studies; AA in ASL/Interpreter Education; Certificate in ASL/Interpreter Education.

stained glass ballCamden Community College, Blackwood. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballEducational Interpreters Professional Development Center, Union County College, Cranford.

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballOcean County College, Toms River. AAS in Interpreter Training; Certificate of Proficiency in Interpreter Training

stained glass ballUnion County College, Plainfield.Union County College, Plainfield. AA degree in ASL and Deaf Studies; Certificate of Completion in ASL and Deaf Studies for those with AA degree or higher; AAS degree in American Sign Language-English Interpreting Program; Certificate of Completion in American Sign Language-English Interpreting Program; for those who already have AA degree or higher; Certificate in Educational Interpreting (AA or higher is required for entry Program)

New Mexico

stained glass ballRegion 6 Interpreter Education Center. AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

stained glass ballSanta Fe Community College, Sante Fe. Sign Language Interpreting program with Associate degree and Certificate.

stained glass ballThe University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Bachelor Degree program.

New York

stained glass ballCity University of New York/LaGuardia Community College, New York City. BA in ASL/English Interpretation via State University of New York/Empire College; AA in Deaf Studies; Professional Certificate in ASL/English Interpretation for those who already hold a BA or higher degree.

stained glass ballDutchess County Community College, Poughkeepsie. Select "American Sign Language/English Interpreter Training Program (with a Trilingual Option) (ITP)". AAS in ASL/English Interpreting with Trilingual (ASL/Spanish/English) Option.

stained glass ballKeuka College, Keuka Park. BA in ASL/English Interpretation; minors and concentrations in ASL, Education, Organizational Communication, etc.

stained glass ballNational Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester. AAS and BS degrees in ASL/English Interpretation currently. NTID is currently revising their BS degree in ASL/English Interpretation and is exploring the possibility of 2+2 articulation agreements among NYS AAS degree programs in ASL/English Interpretation, then phasing out the AAS degree program at NTID/RIT.

stained glass ballSuffolk County Community College, Selden. AAS: Interpreter for the Deaf Sequence; AAS: American Sign Language.

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

North Carolina

stained glass ballBlue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. Interpreter Education program

stained glass ballCentral Piedmont Community College, Charlotte. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballGardner Webb University, Boiling Springs. BS degree. No web page about the department.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

stained glass ballUniversity of N. Carolina at Greensboro. Bachelor Degree program.

North Dakota

stained glass ballLake Region State College, Devils Lake. Certificate program.

Ohio

stained glass ballCincinnati State Technical & Community College, Cincinnati. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballColumbus State Community College, Columbus. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballKent State University, Kent. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballOhio School for the Deaf, Columbus. Interpreting and Sign Language Resources (ISLR) department at the Ohio School for the Deaf provides professional development for educational interpreter

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

stained glass ballSinclair Community College, Dayton. Click on "AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRET. FOR THE DEAF (ASL.AAS)". Associate Degree program.

Oklahoma

stained glass ballOklahoma State University, Oklahoma City. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 6 Interpreter Education Center. AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

stained glass ballTulsa Community College, NE Campus. Associate Degree program.

Oregon

stained glass ballPortland Community College, Portland. Certificate or Associate Degree prgram.program.

stained glass ballRegion 10 Interpreter Education Center. AK, ID, OR, WA

stained glass ballWestern Oregon University, Monmouth. Bachelor Degree program.

Pennsylvania

stained glass ballBloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballCommunity College of Allegheny County, North, Pittsburgh. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballCommunity College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. ASL/English Interpreting program with Associate degree.

stained glass ballMount Aloysius College, Cresson. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Puerto Rico

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballUniversidad del Turabo, Gurabo. Click on "Ciencias en Interpretación de Señas". BA degree program in Sign Language Interpretation.

Regions 1-10

stained glass ballRSA Regional Projects.

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV.

Region 4

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN.

Region 5

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI.

Region 6

stained glass ballRegion 6 Interpreter Education Center. AR, LA, NM, OK, TX.

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9

stained glass ballRegion 9 Interpreter Education Center. AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam and the Trust Territories, Territories of the Pacific.

Region 10

stained glass ballRegion 10 Interpreter Education Center. AK, ID, OR, WA.

Rhode Island

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

South Carolina

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

South Dakota

South East region

stained glass ballSoutheastern Regional Interpreter Training Consortium for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Tennessee

stained glass ballChattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga. American Sign Language Studies program with Associate degree.

stained glass ballMaryville College, Maryville. Bachelor Degree program.

stained glass ballNashville State Technical Institute, Nashville. Sign Language Interpreting program with Associate degree.

stained glass ballRegion 4 Interpreter Education Center. AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

stained glass ballUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville. Basic Interpreter Training program with Bachelor degree, also includes Educational Interpreter program.

Texas

stained glass ballAustin Community College, Austin. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballCollin County Community College, Plano. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballCy-Fair College, Cypress. ASL program with an Associate degree in Interpreter Training Technology, and an ASL Communication Skills Certificate

stained glass ballDel Mar College, Corpus Christi. Click on "Interpreter for the Deaf". Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballEl Paso Community College, El Paso. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballHouston Community College, Houston. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballMcLennan Community College, Waco. (Scroll down to "Interpreter training" on page 157.) Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballNorth Harris College, Houston. American Sign Language/Interpreter Training program

stained glass ballRegion 6 Interpreter Education Center. AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

stained glass ballSan Antonio College, San Antonio. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballTarrant County College - Northwest campus, Ft. Worth. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballTyler Junior College, Tyler. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

Utah

stained glass ballSalt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City. Associate Degree program.

Vermont

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

Virginia

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

stained glass ballJ. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond. Certificate program.

stained glass ballNew River Community College, Dublin. Certificate program.

stained glass ballNorthern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge. Click on "American Sign Language-English Interpretation A.A.S." or the two below it. Certificate program.

stained glass ballThomas Nelson Community College, Hampton. Certificate program.

stained glass ballTidewater Community College, Chesapeake. ASL/Interpreter Education Program with Associate degree in ASL/English Interpretation.

Virgin Islands

stained glass ballNortheastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

stained glass ballRegion 2 Interpreter Education Center. NY, NJ, PR, VI.

Washington (State)

stained glass ballAmerican Sign Language and Interpreting School of Seattle, Seattle. Their site appears to no longer be extant.

stained glass ballRegion 10 Interpreter Education Center. AK, ID, OR, WA

stained glass ballSeattle Central Community College, Seattle. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballSpokane Falls Community College, Spokane Falls. Certificate or Associate Degree program.

West Virginia

stained glass ballFairmont State Community and Technical College, Fairmont. Sign Language Interpreter program with Associate degree, and ASL Communication program with Certificate.

stained glass ballRegion 3 Interpreter Education Center. DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Wisconsin

stained glass ballFox Valley Technical College, Appleton. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballMilwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballNorthcentral Technical College, Wausau. Associate Degree program.

stained glass ballRegion 5 Interpreter Education Center. IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

stained glass ballUniversity of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, Milwaukee. Bachelor degrees in American Sign Language and Interpreter Training.

Wyoming

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