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BA/BS IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/ENGLISH INTERPRETING

  • I am a high school student taking ASL and interested in becoming an interpreter
  • I am a college student and interested in transferring to WOU for the ASL/English interpreting program
  • I am a WOU student and ready to apply to the interpreting program

I am a high school student taking ASL and interested in becoming an interpreter

Great! We recommend you look into the profession a bit further by

To best prepare for applying to WOU’s ASL/English interpreting program

  • Continue pursuing fluency in ASL by taking courses in your school and in your community.
  • Interact regularly with the Deaf community.
  • Get involved in community service in your local communities, Deaf and hearing.
  • Read, read, read – this will increase your fluency in English as well as expand your vocabulary – a great thing for interpreters.
  • Become familiar with pre-requisites and the current application process.

I am a college student and interested in transferring to WOU for the ASL/English interpreting program

  • Great! Interpreting is a fun career!
  • Have you completed the ASL coursework at the college level for the three full years?
    • Yes, I’m ready to learn about other pre-requisites to complete.
    • No, where can I find information about where to take the third year?
    • No, but I believe I can demonstrate equivalent skill.
      • Please contact Kara Gournaris, ASL Studies program coordinator for an assessment

I am a WOU student and ready to apply to the interpreting program

  • I have completed my pre-requisite coursework
  • I am in my 3rd year of college level ASL
  • I have reviewed the application requirements
  • Great – let’s get you started in applying!

 

 

CONTACT US: dsps@wou.edu

 
Erin Trine Erin Trine Program Coordinator & Instructor ASL/EI Program trinee@wou.edu | 503-838-8730 Kathy Heide Kathy Heide Administrative Program Assistant Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies heidek@wou.edu | 503-838-8322