Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting
Interpreting Pedagogy Concentration
For the first time in interpreter education history, academia and industry have collaborated to build 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. 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, originally through its VRS Interpreting Institute (VRSII), and UNF are combining their expertise, energy, and resources to deliver a leading-edge MS Degree in ASL/English Interpreting, Concentration: Interpreting Pedagogy. 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...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 1, Fall 1, Spring 1, Summer 2, Fall 2). 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. You can see the list of courses here.
Together, UNF and Sorenson Communications have built 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. 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.