Course Description for Special Topics in Interpreter Education
Special Topics in Interpreter Education
Description: This course focuses future interpreter educators on current topics that impact the development, maintenance, and accreditation of interpreter education programs as they strive to meet the needs of a growing profession. Current issues and challenges addressed in this course include preparation of students to work as remote interpreters, formation of teams with Deaf interpreters, accreditation, international awareness of access initiatives, and admission testing. The course provides an open forum for overcoming challenges such as recruitment and retention of diverse student populations, providing mentorships for program graduates, and ensuring programs provide access and opportunity to aspiring Deaf interpreters.