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Become an Interpreter

Eastern Kentucky University - ASLIE

The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education (ASLIE) strives to promote equality and respect of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people and their diverse communities. We are united towards this goal as a diverse learning and teaching community comprised of a balance of both Deaf and hearing faculty and staff.


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpretation Education (CCIE). We offer a 4-year BS degree which trains students to become skilled at sign language interpreting so that upon graduation a student can begin working as an interpreter for the Deaf, a career that has many benefits and advantages. EKU is dedicated to training and educating students to their fullest, and the ITP at Eastern not only reflects this philosophy but also aims to become a nationwide leader in training qualified and professional interpreters.

University of Louisville - ASLIS

UofL’s American Sign Language Interpreting Studies (ASLIS) program provides students the training needed to function as qualified interpreters. This includes learning ASL, understanding the basics of ASL linguistics, Deaf history and culture, and the fundamentals of the interpreting process. We emphasize communicative and cultural competency as well as critical thinking abilities that can be used in both academic and non-academic careers.

The program promotes the University’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences by actively supporting its promise to respect and promote diversity, globalization, and internalization. In keeping with the department mission, the goal is to prepare students to function effectively in a multicultural world and in a nation of increasing diversity.

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