American Sign Language/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation (Non-degree)

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

Non-degree Special Education ASL/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation coursework and field-based experiences are prescribed based on the program approved for KSU by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Previous coursework may be considered if appropriate and current.

The non-degree program is not a Master’s degree program. Students interested in obtaining an interpreting license and a Master’s degree from KSU must also be fully admitted into the Master’s degree program and complete the prescribed coursework on the Master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for licensure.

Candidates seeking Ohio interpreting licensure from the Ohio Department of Education are required to have completed the following: ASL/English coursework, six semesters of American Sign Language, and the advanced practicum. They must have also taken and passed the portfolio interview and the Sign Language Proficiency interview (Intermediate level or higher) or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (minimum level of 2.0).

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s) from Baccalaureate program
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

 
 

ASL/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation (Non-degree)

Licensure Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES
Licensure Requirements
ASEI 43112INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING 3
ASEI 43113ASL TO ENGLISH INTERPRETING PROCESSES 3
ASEI 49625INQUIRY SEMINAR FOR ASL-ENGLISH INTERPRETERS 3
ASL 29201INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3
ASL 29202INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3
ASL 39201ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3
ASL 39202ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3
SPED 53092DEAF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE 1
SPED 53100SURVEY OF INTERPRETING PROFESSION 3
SPED 53101DEAF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY 3
SPED 53102INTERPRETING PROCESSES I 3
SPED 53103INTERPRETING PROCESSES II 3
SPED 53104INTERPRETING PROCESS III 3
SPED 53105TRANSLITERATING 3
SPED 53106SCHOOL SETTING INTERPRETING 3
SPED 53107COMMUNITY SETTING INTERPRETING 3
SPED 53108AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS AND USAGE 3
SPED 53110DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR INTERPRETERS 3
SPED 53111THE PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETER 3
SPED 53192ADVANCED PRACTICUM: ASL ENGLISH INTERPRETING 3
SPED 53309INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES 3
SPED 53310LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:64