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Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center

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Welcome!  I’m delighted you stopped by the UNC-DO IT Center.  The Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center recognizes the right of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to equal communication access and, therefore, our mission is to deliver quality instruction that prepares qualified interpreters.  The need for highly qualified interpreters is well documented – from the classroom to the courtroom, from the doctor’s office to the Social Security office, from a Video Relay Service Center to a Workforce Center – an interpreter might be needed anywhere for a Deaf or hard of hearing person to fully engage in the different venues of society.  If ASL-English interpreting sounds like a fulfilling career and if you are a life-long learner, you are at the right place!  Please look around the UNC-DO IT Center site to see how we might serve you. 


Dr. Leilani J. Johnson, Director

ASL-English Interpretation Program (ASLEI)

Our CCIE accredited pre-service baccalaureate program (ASLEI) is designed for online delivery during the fall and spring semesters with one-month onsite sessions each summer.   This state of the art curriculum, delivered to students throughout North America, is facilitated by a nationally recognized teaching staff. 

Master of Arts in Teaching American Sign Language

The Teaching American Sign Language (TASL) Program is a distance delivered master's degree with required onsite summer sessions which prepares instructors to teach American Sign Language (ASL) in a number of settings including secondary and post-secondary settings. The focus of this program is on pedagogical coursework as applicable to teaching ASL as a foreign or as a modern language, not learning or mastering ASL. Therefore, students must demonstrate ASL proficiency prior to acceptance into the program.

American Sign Language 1 - 4 Classes

ASL coursework is offered on the UNC home campus in Greeley, at the Denver Center-Lowry, and online.   Denver Center and online coursework is offered through UNC Extended Campus. Students not seeking a UNC degree, certificate or licensure can register for these courses on a space-available basis.

Mid-America Regional Interpreter Education Center (MARIE)

The Mid-America Regional Interpreter Education (MARIE) Center (2010-2015: H160A100007) is housed here and it offers a variety of in-service training events.  Working as a member of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) to increase the quality and quantity of interpreter services and interpreter education, the MARIE region covers 11 states – basically the middle of the United States from Canadian to Mexican borders!


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June 15-19, 2015

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Educational Interpreter Project

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Grant Number: H325K100234
  • Completed Projects:
    • State Standards/

    • Annotated

    • ITP Curricula Review

    • National Survey of Educational Interpreters

    • National Summit on Educational Interpreting

    • EIPA Data Analysis: K-12 atterns of Practice

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