The Interpreter Education Program faculty and staff welcome your calls and inquiries into the program. Please call to arrange an on-site 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.
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. Student learning is facilitated through access to a multi-media ASL lab.
UALR’s Interpreter Education Bachelor’s Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education - CCIE.
UALR’s Interpreter Education Program includes second language learning, foundations in deaf culture, deaf-blindness, beginning to advanced methods in interpretation, electives, and core requirements. Priority is placed on 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 interpreting standards. UALR abides by program standards set forth by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. You may apply to the program by following general admission procedures for the university and contacting any faculty member in the Interpreter Education Program.
It is the policy of UALR and the Interpreter Education Program to create inclusive learning environments and to adhere to a policy that enables all individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, nation origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or disability to study in an environment unfettered by discriminatory 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 commitments to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resource Center.