Welcome to the ASL Educational Interpreting Program website at the University of Arizona!

Currently, a shortage of interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing individuals exists in Arizona and the US. The shortage affects elementary and secondary schools most severely. The Educational Interpreting Emphasis at the University of Arizona is designed to address this problem.

Students in Educational Interpreting receive education and experience to become interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing children in educational settings. Students are required to become fluent in American Sign Language, gain a cultural appreciation and respect of deaf culture, utilize current theories/models of interpreting and gain practical experience through school-based internships.

Students will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation (SERP) upon successful completion of the program. Educational Interpreting is an area of emphasis within the Deaf Studies concentration in SERP.

Stipends are available to full-time students attaining upper division status (56 credit hours). Some tuition waivers are available for part-time students.