School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
Examples of Possible Careers
- American Sign Language/English Interpreter
- Sign Language Interpreter
- Program Coordinator: Jamie McCartney, Ph.D. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 330-672-0708
- Chat with an Admissions Counselor
- Kent Campus
The non-degree program in American Sign Language/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation is approved by the Ohio Department of Education to prepare students for state licensing eligibility.
This non-degree program does not lead to a master’s degree. Students interested in obtaining an interpreting license and a master’s degree must also be fully admitted into a master’s degree program.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate native or near-native fluency in spoken and written English (80% of the time as per the NCEIC), American Sign Language, deaf and non-deaf cultures
- Effectively interpret audio and video texts, as well as live presentations, across a variety of genres and be able to adapt interpretations to consumer modality preferences
- Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills and professionalism across all classroom/program-related settings, while interacting with others, with an awareness of linguistic, cultural, contextual and personality differences
- Make appropriate and effective ethical decisions, both in practical and authentic interpreting situations, in alignment with Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf's Code of Professional Conduct and Kent State University's Code of Student Conduct
- Demonstrate adaptability and teachability
- Articulate the impact of interpreting models, theories and best practices and how they inform one's work
- Recognize substantive linguistic and paralinguistic cues from others from a distance of 3-10 feet in a variety of environments
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (4 cr)|
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (4 cr)|
|ASEI 53092||DEAF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE (l)||1|
|ASEI 53100||SURVEY OF THE INTERPRETING PROFESSION||3|
|ASEI 53102||INTERPRETING PROCESSES I||3|
|ASEI 53103||INTERPRETING PROCESSES II||3|
|ASEI 53104||INTERPRETING PROCESSES III||3|
|ASEI 53106||SCHOOL SETTING INTERPRETING||3|
|ASEI 53107||COMMUNITY SETTING INTERPRETING||3|
|ASEI 53110||DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR INTERPRETERS||3|
|ASEI 53111||THE PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETER||3|
|ASEI 53112||INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING||3|
|ASEI 53113||ASL TO ENGLISH INTERPRETING PROCESSES||3|
|ASEI 53118||MEDICAL INTERPRETING||3|
|ASEI 53119||MENTAL HEALTH INTERPRETING||3|
|ASEI 53192||ADVANCED PRACTICUM: ASL ENGLISH INTERPRETING||9|
|ASEI 59625||INQUIRY SEMINAR FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/ENGLISH INTERPRETING (l)||3|
|ASL 29201||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||3|
|ASL 29202||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II||3|
|ASL 39201||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||3|
|ASL 39202||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II||3|
|ASL 39401||INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN THE DEAF WORLD||3|
|ASL 49108||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS I||3|
|PSYC 20651||CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|SPED 53310||LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||76|
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.