The Interpreter Education Program faculty and staff welcome your calls and inquiries into the program. Please call to arrange an onsite visit, university tour, and meeting with an advisor. Bring your family, sit in on classes, meet our students–come spend the day with us! Call (501) 569-3169.
If you are interested in transferring to our program from another institution, please contact Linda Stauffer at (501) 569-3169.
To learn about minimum requirements for scholarships or tuition grants, please contact Ray James at (501) 569-3169.
Interpreters are professionals who function as linguistic and cultural mediators between individuals who are hearing and individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. To learn more about the profession of interpreting, see Discover Interpreting.
Interpreter education is accomplished through a learning model that is developmental, sequential and spiral within a task-analysis approach.UALR’s program includes second language learning, foundations in deafness, deafblindness, and deaf culture, beginning to advanced methods in interpretation, electives, and core requirements. Priority is placed on the acquisition of requisite knowledge, values, and competencies by balancing second language learning and interpretation theory with practical applications so that candidate proficiencies are aligned with national, professional and state standards.
UALR abides by program standards set forth by the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. You may apply to the program by following general admission requirements for the university and contacting any faculty member in the Interpreter Education Program. UALR and the Interpreter Education Program adhere to a policy that enables all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, nation origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or disability behavior or acts.
UALR accommodates students with disabilities, not only in response to Federal expectations, but also in a desire on the part of the institution to meet its own committments to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the office of Disability Resource Center.