School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
About This Program
With the American Sign Language/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation program, you will develop the language and cultural competence needed to become a licensed interpreter and provide a crucial service to the Deaf community. Read more...
- Program Coordinator: Jamie McCartney, Ph.D. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 330-672-0708
- Connect with an Admissions Counselor: U.S. Student | International Student
- In person
- Kent Campus
Examples of Possible Careers
- American Sign Language/English Interpreter
- Sign Language Interpreter
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Fall Semester
- Rolling admissions
- Spring Semester
- Rolling admissions
- Summer Term
- Rolling admissions
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (4 cr)|
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (4 cr)|
|Licensure Requirements (courses count in major GPA)|
|ASEI 53092||DEAF CULTURE IMMERSION EXPERIENCE||1|
|ASEI 53100||SURVEY OF THE INTERPRETING PROFESSION (min B- grade)||3|
|ASEI 53102||INTERPRETING PROCESSES I (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53103||INTERPRETING PROCESSES II (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53104||INTERPRETING PROCESSES III (min B- grade)||3|
|ASEI 53105||TRANSLITERATING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53106||SCHOOL SETTING INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53107||COMMUNITY SETTING INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53110||DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR INTERPRETERS (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53111||THE PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETER (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53112||INTERACTIVE INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53113||ASL TO ENGLISH INTERPRETING PROCESSES (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53114||SOCIAL MEDIA AND CURRENT EVENTS INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53118||MEDICAL INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53119||MENTAL HEALTH INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASEI 53192||ADVANCED PRACTICUM: ASL ENGLISH INTERPRETING||9|
|ASEI 59625||INQUIRY SEMINAR FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/ENGLISH INTERPRETING (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 29201||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 29202||INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 39201||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 39202||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 39401||INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN THE DEAF WORLD (min C grade)||3|
|ASL 49108||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS I (min C grade)||3|
|PSYC 20651||CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||76|
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Demonstrate native or near-native fluency in spoken and written English (80% of the time as per the NCIEC), 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.
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.
The American Sign Language/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation non-degree program prepares students for state licensing eligibility to become educational interpreters for the hearing impaired (birth to age 5). Completion of the prescribed coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for licensure, and licenses are granted by the Ohio Department of Education
This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in a master's degree at Kent State must be fully admitted into and complete requirements for the master's program, in addition to courses that are prescribed for licensure.
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.