Sign Language Interpreting in Education

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 10-533-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Sign Language Interpreting in Education Degree

DESCRIPTION

This program is for learners who are passionate about working with deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind students in the K-12 academic setting. Educational interpreters are the communication links between deaf or hard of hearing students and the classroom teacher.

Interpreters are members of the deaf education team at the school and may provide tutoring and note-taking services.

Additional program details: Upon completion of the Sign Language Interpreting in Education associate degree, graduates are required to take and pass a national written and performance evaluation in order to meet the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) License 0020.

This program is for learners who have a love for languages, are comfortable working before large and small audiences, enjoy social interaction and have the ability to store knowledge in short-term and long-term memory.

 

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Detailed Program Information

2023-24 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195

Written Communication ‡ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡

3
INTP-126

American Sign Language 1

3
INTP-127

American Sign Language 2 ‡

3
INTP-131

Interpreting/Transliterate 1 ‡ 

3
INTP-133

American Sign Language Linguistics ‡

3
INTP-139

Orientation to Deafness

3
INTP-145

The Interpreting Process ‡

2
ENG-196

Oral/Interpersonal Communication ‡ 
(or) Any 200-level ENG course

3
INTP-128

American Sign Language 3 ‡

3
INTP-143

Interpreting/Transliterate 2 ‡

3
INTP-147

Interpreting Ethics ‡

3
INTP-152

Concept Mapping

2
GEOSCI-112

Principles of Sustainability 
(or) Any 200-level BIOSCI, CHEM, GEOSCI or PHYS course

3
INTP-129

American Sign Language 4 ‡

3
INTP-138

Interpreting/Transliterate 3 ‡

3
INTP-151

Educational Interpreting: Theory and Function ‡

3
ELECTIVES

(Four credits)

4
INTP-144

Interpreting/Transliterate 4 ‡

3
INTP-153

Occupational Experience ‡

3
PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations 
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

3
SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society 
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course

3

TOTAL CREDITS

62

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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2023-24 Program Cards

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Program Outcomes

  • Function as an educational sign language interpreter/transliterator in an educational setting
  • Function as a tutor/support service provider in an educational setting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hearing loss and its implications to education
  • Function as part of an educational team
  • Recognize need for continued professional development
  • Apply RID Code of Professional Conduct to the educational setting

Career Outlook

Interpreters are members of the deaf education team at the school and may provide tutoring and note-taking services.

Possible Careers

Educational Sign Language Interpreter

Interpreter/Tutor

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Criminal background check

Scholarships

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QUESTIONS?

Community & Human Services Academic & Career Pathway
414-570-4426
servepathway@matc.edu

 

Last updated: 08/25/2023