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. A limited number of scholarships 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.
Note: All scholarships for the Fall 2022 Cohort have been awarded as of June 15, 2022.
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 can I begin?
The graduate program admits each Fall semester, with applications due by August 1. The undergraduate program also admits each Fall semester with applications due March 31. You can learn more about each program by selecting "Undergraduate Educational Interpreting Program" or "Graduate Educational Interpreting Program" below.
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
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.
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.
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