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 engaged 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Kim Gann (VA) and Pheona Kelly (SC) for being seleted as the UNC College of Education and Behavioral Sciences ASLEI 2014 Honors Students.
Click on their picture to read more about them!
ASLEI 2014-15 Applications being accepted now...click here!
ASL 1 - 4
Now being offered
ONLINE, UNC GREELEY CAMPUS or at the
DENVER CENTER – LOWRY
Educational Interpreter State Regulations. Click here for an UPDATE!
If you have questions email Susan at: Susan.Brown@