RIT/NTID accepting applications for online educational interpreting certificate
Three tracks offered for program that runs September 2021-May 2022
To help meet the increasing demand for qualified ASL-English interpreters in educational settings, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is introducing a Certificate in Educational Interpreting. The program will be taught exclusively online and will run from September 2021 to May 2022.
The program offers three tracks: Primary Education (K-6), Secondary Education (7-12), and Postsecondary Education. Upon completion, interpreters will be awarded a Certificate in Educational Interpreting from RIT/NTID and may earn up to 16 Continuing Education Units from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Designed for currently employed interpreters working in educational settings, coursework will focus on topics such as the Realities of an Interpreted Education, Analysis and Translation of Educational Discourse, Performance Analysis and Feedback, and Multicultural Education: Advocacy and Allyship in Educational Settings.
“This certificate program will help interpreters advance their knowledge and develop specialized skills needed for interpreting effectively in educational settings,” said Lisa Prinzi, program coordinator and instructor. “This certificate program seeks to provide coursework relevant to the classrooms of today and prepare educational interpreters for the future.”
To learn more, go to the certificate webpage.