Bachelor of Science in Education American Sign Language/English Interpreting
- Total Credit Hours: 126
- Degree Format: Hybrid, Traditional
About this field
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreting is a rigorous hybrid (on-campus and distance learning) program that prepares you 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.
The Valdosta State Difference
Valdosta State University is the only college in Georgia and one of very few in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Science in Education 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 American Sign Language interpreting degree program can be completed on campus or through synchronous distance learning, where classes average just 15 students. Students gain hands-on experience by participating in fieldwork and completing internships.
The college also offers students the unique opportunity to hone their skills by volunteering to interpret at various events across campus.
What You'll Learn
The American Sign Language interpreting curriculum can be completed on campus or online utilizing distance education classrooms, video conferencing, and webcam. Students learn interpreting and transliteration skills and gain in-depth knowledge of the field and an understanding of the interpreter's role within the school system. To enhance the classroom experience, students participate in field labs, practicum experiences and internships within local public-school settings. Upon completion of the ASL degree program, students qualify to take state and national evaluations for interpreter proficiency.
Cost & Admission Requirements
- Freelance Interpreter
- Government Interpreter
- K-12 Education Interpreter
- Legal Interpreter
- Medical Interpreter
- Mental Health Interpreter
- Post-Secondary Education Interpreter
- Education Center
301 Baytree Road
Valdosta, GA 31698