Application deadline for Spring 2018 admission December 1, 2017Application deadline for Fall 2018 admission March 31, 2018
The General Practitioner concentration is designed to meet the needs of (a) pre-certified students who aspire to national certification and general practice or, (b) certified interpreters who seek to increase their specialized interpreting skill sets and knowledge bases. The program consists of 36 credit hours that include courses in specialized settings, mentoring, research, service learning, intercultural contexts, and a capstone internship for pre-certified interpreters. Certified interpreters (CSC, CI and CT, CDI, NIC, NAD IV-V, COI) are exempt from the 6-hour Internship, reducing their Program of Study to 30 credit hours.
The General Practitioner concentration is offered via distance learning (no need to relocate) with a combination of online courses and hybrid courses requiring one weekend per semester on campus to accommodate students who do not live in northeast Florida. The on-campus sessions begin Friday at 7:00 pm and conclude Sunday at 1:00 pm with the exception of Advanced ASL Concepts for Interpreters, which may require a three- or four-day session on campus. The master's program is developed in accordance with current spoken and signed language research and strives to provide students a global perspective on the interpreting profession, a foundation in interpreting studies literature, and a growth mindset for lifelong learning and skills development. Many graduates from the General Practitioner concentration are working as interpreter educators; however, teaching interpreting is addressed more extensively in the Interpreting Pedagogy concentration.
Students entering the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) must meet Graduate School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria. Applicants seeking admission to the General Practitioner Concentration must meet the following prerequisites:
The application includes the following items (all submitted to the
Associate's degree in Interpreting + Bachelor’s degree (in any area) OR Bachelor of Arts/Science degree with previous interpreting coursework that includes:
Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in another field + RID/NAD/AVLIC certification (CSC, CI and CT, CDI, NIC, NAD V, COI) and program permission. Once the Graduate School receives all application materials, the College of Education & Human Services Academic Advising office reviews them and eligibility for admission is verified.
Once that has been determined, the electronic files of all your materials become available to the Interpreting Program Director for final decision about admission. Once approved, the student receives an official letter of admission (and e-mail message). All questions regarding admission may be directed to the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the ASL/English Interpreting Program may be directed to email@example.com.
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