Online ASL Interpreting Program?

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  1. abcdemily

    abcdemily New Member

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    I want to become a Sign Language Interpreter but I can't find a program that is offered online where I can get a Bachelors I don't have enough money to relocate to another state and the program that is offered near me just got cut because of budget cuts please please please please!!! Help me!!:ty:
     
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    I am curious, does anyone know about the quality of these or other online interpreter programs? I am trying to find a way to work an ITP around my teaching schedule, so a full-time program isn't an option, although I will be able to take one semester of leave if I need to, and can do more during summers. I want to do this, but can't really quit my job to go back to school full-time. I already have a graduate degree, so I don't need to worry about getting a full undergrad degree for licensing, I can do just the interpreter program, but would like to be able to go for full national certification when I am done, if that would be possible.

    I am basically fluent in ASL, so if the program is a little weak on language development, that is okay. I have a good mind for grammar/language, and I hang around enough Deaf people, terps, and other signers that I can practice outside of the program too.

    Any advice you can give would be welcome!
     
  5. manicmashup

    manicmashup New Member

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    Try Troy University. (Troy University) You pay instate tuition, it is a BA and fully online. You just have to pass at an intermediate plus level on the assessment test done from NTID to start the ITP major. I got in in a week. It has been rad. I start in August.
    There's a pretty difficult internship/practicum which you have to set up, they will not connect you with mentors, but Im really looking forward to it.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Please keep us posted about your experience at Troy. Sounds interesting.
     

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