Bachelor of Science in Education - Sign Language Interpreting

The sign language interpreting option provides a specialized sequence of coursework following the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education Standards. Candidates will establish competence in sign language and then develop the skills of interpreting between English and American Sign Language (ASL).  Additional coursework and field experiences related to sign language interpreting in academic, community, and specialized settings will provide the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to enter the field of professional interpreting. Upon completion of all requirements, candidates will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. 

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

American Sign Language (ASL) development consists of the following coursework:

SPED 1110American Sign Language I

3 credits

SPED 1114American Sign Language I Lab

1 credit

SPED 1120American Sign Language II

3 credits

SPED 1124American Sign Language II Lab

1 credit

SPED 2110American Sign Language III

3 credits

SPED 2114American Sign Language III Lab

1 credit

SPED 2120American Sign Language IV

3 credits

SPED 2124American Sign Language IV Lab

1 credit

SPED 2200The History, Psychology and Sociology of Deafness

3 credits

SPED 3100English/ASL Comparative Linguistics

3 credits

SPED 3110American Sign Language V

3 credits

SPED 3114American Sign Language V Lab

1 credit

 

Interpreting development consists of the following coursework:
SPED 2100Professionalism & Ethics of Interpreting

3 credits

SPED 3120Academic Interpreting

3 credits

SPED 3130Community Interpreting

3 credits

SPED 3140Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics for Interpreters

3 credits

SPED 3150Cognitive Processing in ASL and English

3 credits

SPED 4110Signed English and Other Systems

3 credits

SPED 4180Interpreting in Specialized Settings

3 credits

SPED 4310Voice-to-Sign

3 credits

SPED 4320Sign-to-Voice

3 credits

SPED 4240Teaching/Interpreting Language to Deaf/Hard of Hearing

5 credits

SPED 4740Interpreting Practicum and Seminar

12 credits

Other Information

Student Organizations:

Allies for Sign Language is an organization that unites members and the community for the purpose of fellowship and friendship and to promote academic achievement.  Allies for Sign Language acts as a resource to attract and retain deaf and hard of hearing students; provide a basis for cultural exchange among the deaf students and the hearing students and to further the understanding of deaf culture throughout the world. Several academic, volunteer and social activities related to the current trends and issues in deaf education and interpreting are organized each semester for UNO students and members of the signing community. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Delkamiller jdelkamiller@unomaha.edu or Mr. Jonathan Scherling, jscherling@unomaha.edu.

Contact:

Roskens Hall 512

6005 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0054

402-554-2201

 

Website:

http://coe.unomaha.edu/sped

https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/student-services/