Mission Statement

The ASL/English Interpreting Program prepares our students to become competent professionals who employ critical thinking skills and ethical practices to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve.

Program Goals

  • Graduates of our program will be critical thinkers and life-long learners of interpreting practices (Standard 7.4).
  • Graduates will be sensitive to and understand various cultures, diversity, social justice, and acts as an ally to the Deaf community.
  • Graduates will be able to competently demonstrate interpreting skills in a variety of settings and among diverse populations.
  • Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills related to the interpreting profession.
  • Graduates will display linguistic and cultural competencies.

Philosophy Statement

The ASL/English Interpreting Program believes in a diverse, safe learning environment that provides opportunities for real-world experience, and fosters connections with the Deaf community. We commit to instill the importance of lifelong learning and being an ally to the Deaf community.

Program Values

Our program values align with the University’s and include:

Collaboration, Community, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Knowledge, Opportunity, Respect, Personal and Professional Growth, Ally, Lifelong Learners, Ethical Responsibility, and Striving for Interpreting Excellence.