About the Interpreter Training Program
Do you have a love for languages and cultures? If you are a strong communicator with a passion for sharing information, the field of ASL/English interpreting may be right for you! TROY's interpreter training program is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program available online and on campus. By becoming an interpreter training program major, you'll have the opportunity to pursue a career in interpreting between users of English and American Sign Language.
In order to officially matriculate as an ITP major, students must 1) complete ASL 4 with a grade of “C” or better and 2) have a Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SPLI) score of Intermediate Plus (or better.
Students who minor in ASL can combine their language skills and cultural knowledge with any line of work. While those skills cannot approach the ability to provide interpreting services, they can help to provide an inviting and welcoming face to Deaf consumers and clients. Recommended majors that could particularly benefit from an ASL minor include Education, Nursing, Social Work, Counseling, Criminal Justice and any service profession where Deaf consumers and clients may be encountered.
The College of Education offers the Master Mentor Program as a dual track for nationally certified, experienced interpreters. Upon graduation, students who have pursued this track will receive a degree in interpreter training as well as a Master Mentor certificate.
Making a Difference
Of our graduates are able to find work in the field of ASL/English Interpreting upon graduation.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Interpreter Training?
Interpreters are needed in public schools, medical and mental health settings, and just about any other aspect of working life. In addition interpreters can be found in religious and entertainment settings. Some interpreting work is provided by full-time staff interpreters. Other work is conducted as private contractors. For more information about professional interpreting visit the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
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