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College of Education and Human Services

Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting

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Interpreting Pedagogy Concentration

In a unique collaboration, academia and industry combine resources to deliver a leading-edge MS Degree in ASL/English Interpreting, Concentration: Interpreting Pedagogy. Known for its reputable faculty and innovative Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in ASL/English Interpreting, UNF is a forerunner in distance learning for Interpreter Education. Sorenson Communications has a long history of supporting and furthering interpreter education. Together, UNF and Sorenson Communications’ Department of Interpreter Education and Professional Development provide an exciting opportunity offering interpreters a chance to earn a Master's degree that will prepare them to teach the interpreting process in colleges and universities.  If you are interested in a career teaching interpreting or are already doing so and would like a cutting-edge curriculum taught by top educators in the field, then this program is for you! 

The Interpreting Pedagogy concentration is offered via distance learning (no need to relocate) with a combination of online courses and hybrid courses. Students go through the program as a cohort of 10-15 select students and take two classes each semester. Summer sessions (7-10 days each) are held on the campus of UNF. The entire program is 30 credit hours, and students can graduate from UNF in Jacksonville, FL in 18 months.  We are currently accepting applications for the next cohort which begins in Fall 2022.

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.

Program of Study

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred in interpreting, linguistics, education, or deafness-related field)
  • GPA minimum of 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • National Interpreting Certification (e.g., RID CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD IV-V, AVLIC/CASLI COI)
  • Deaf persons who aspire to teach in interpreter education programs are encouraged to apply (with or without certification)
  • Teaching experience in interpreter education (preferred)
  • Strong academic English and academic ASL competency


  • INT 5800, Legacies and Leadership in Interpreter Education, 3 credits credits
  • INT 6802, Methods for Teaching Interpreting, 3 credits
  • INT 6810, Curriculum Development & Revision, 3 credits
  • INT 6811, Performance Assessment, 3 credits
  • INT 6830, Adult and Transformative Learning in Interpreter Education, 3 credits
  • INT 6840, Distance Learning in Interpreter Education, 3 credits
  • INT 6911, Applied Research in Interpreting, 3 credits
  • INT 6930, Special Topics in Interpreting, 3 credits
  • INT 6942, Pedagogy Internship, 3 credits
  • INT 6990, Teaching Translation, 3 credits

Course Sequence

  • Courses are offered in a 5-term rotation, 2 courses per term.
  • The sequence below is designed to give you an idea of when courses will be offered, but it is subject to change.

Fall 2021

  • INT 6810 Curriculum Development & Revision
  • INT 6830 Adult and Transformative Learning in Interpreter Education

Spring 2022

  • INT 6990 Teaching Translation
  • INT 6840 Distance Learning in Interpreter Education

Summer 2022

  • INT 6802 Methods for Teaching Interpreting
  • INT 6811 Performance Assessment

Fall 2022

  • INT 5800 Legacies and Leadership in Interpreter Education
  • INT 6930 Special Topics in Interpreting

Spring 2023

  • INT 6911 Applied Research in Interpreting
  • INT 6942 Pedagogy Internship