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Educational Interpreter Preparation Program

The Educational Interpreter Preparation Program, or EIPP as we call it, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  The EIPP will support the preparation of educational interpreters by offering financial support for students in either the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) or the graduate (Master of Science) program in Educational Interpreting.  Funds are available to support tuition, books and materials, ASL (American Sign Language) language mentoring, and some travel to weekend courses at UNF in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Who is EIPP for?

EIPP is for anyone who desires to earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting with a specialty concentration in educational interpreting, working within K-12 settings. 

How are the degree programs delivered? 

The undergraduate program is delivered in a blended format with face-to-face meetings at UNF one weekend per month each semester as well as online learning to support specialization as an educational interpreter.  The graduate program is offered entirely online, can be completed in just 5 semesters, and has a reduced out-of-state tuition. 

When do the degree programs begin? 

The inaugural graduate program begins in January 2022, with applications due by December 1, 2021.  The undergraduate inaugural cohort begins in August 2022 with applications due March 31, 2022.  We are currently building the application process and are accepting expressions of interest for both inaugural cohorts now.  

Is there a Service Obligation?

Yes, in accordance with Federal Service Obligation Regulations, after graduating from the educational interpreting program, you will need to maintain eligible employment (i.e., as an educational interpreter in a K-12 setting) on a full-time basis for at least two years for every academic year for which scholarship assistance was received. 

 

Visit the EIPP Frequently Asked Questions page to see additional questions and answers.

 

Learn More (and Apply for admission) by Choosing One of the Following Areas  

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Undergraduate Educational Interpreting Program

Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in ASL/English Interpreting with a Concentration in Educational Interpreting. Applicants need to have a prior degree in ASL/English Interpreting or take pre-requisite and core requirement courses prior to consideration for admission. Follow this link to learn more including about program admissions and courses.

 

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Graduate Educational Interpreting Program

Students will earn a Master of Science degree in ASL/English Interpreting with a Concentration in Educational Interpreting.  Applicants need to have a prior degree in ASL/English Interpreting or hold national certification as an interpreter.  This program is fully online. Follow this link to learn more including about program admissions and courses.


Contact Us

 If you are interested in learning more, please email us at eipp@unf.edu and we will gladly provide you with additional information.  Feel free to also email us if you have questions.