American Sign Language Interpreting

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in American Sign Language Interpreting is a rigorous program that prepares students to work as professional interpreters, ensuring communication access in a variety of settings wherever hearing and D/deaf or hard of hearing people come together. Our graduates go on to work in K-12 and post-secondary public educational settings, as well as other community, freelance, and staff interpreting positions. 

Valdosta State University is the only college in Georgia to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. Because of a critical shortage of American Sign Language interpreters, students in the Valdosta State program are in high demand, and the university boasts a 95-percent job placement rate for graduates. The degree program may be completed online (for Georgia residents) or on campus, where classes average approximately 15 students. Students gain hands-on experience by participating in fieldwork, service learning, and internships. 

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For additional information regarding the B.S.Ed. in ASL/Interpreting, please contact:

Christia Williams, CI, M.Ed-IP

Dept of Middle, Secondary Reading, & Deaf Ed

Valdsota State University

1500 N. Patterson St.

Valdosta GA, 31698

Phone:  229-249-4957

VP:  229-375-5951



For additional Information on the Interpreting Profession:

Discover Interpreting

Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Classroom Interpreting