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The Interpreter Education Program (IEP) faculty and staff welcome your interest in our program. Please call to arrange an onsite visit, university tour, and meeting with an advisor. Bring your family, sit in on classes, and meet our students! Call 501-916-6254 (voice) or call 501-246-8335 (video) or email Dr. Meagan Beaty, program coordinator, at email@example.com.
The IEP offers two degree programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English
- Associate of Science in American Sign Language Studies
Students seeking admission to the IEP will need to meet with a program advisor. Your major advisor will also help you select a minor if one is required or desired. Make an appointment today with the Interpreter Education Coordinator to meet with an advisor.
Students who want to be admitted to the AS degree program must achieve a grade of “B” or better in ASL I. To declare the BA major, students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in ASL III.
New students and transfer students may apply online at UA Little Rock Admissions. In addition to sending official transcripts to the university, transfer students should send unofficial transcripts to the Interpreter Education Program Coordinator to determine course equivalents and placement within the program curriculum.
An interpreter functions as a linguistic and cultural mediator between individuals who are hearing and individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. Students complete their interpreter education through a learning model that is developmental, sequential and spiral within a task-analysis approach.
UA Little Rock’s program includes second language learning, foundations in deafness, deaf-blindness, and deaf culture, beginning to advanced methods in interpretation, minor, and core requirements. We prioritize the acquisition of requisite knowledge, values, and competencies by balancing second language learning and interpretation theory with practical applications. This helps assure that candidate proficiencies are aligned with national, professional and state standards. UA Little Rock abides by the program standards of the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). Our IEP is one of a small number of BA programs that is accredited by the CCIE. Please follow university admission requirements to apply for the program and contact any IEP faculty member.
Inclusive Learning Environments
The policy of UA Little Rock and the IEP is to create inclusive learning environments. We strive 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. UA Little Rock accommodates students with disabilities in response to federal expectations. The university also has a desire to meet its own commitments to students with disabilities. Therefore, we encourage them to contact our Disability Resource Center.
The UA Little Rock IEP stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC). We promote inclusion, equity, and respect for racial, cultural, and social differences among our students. The IEP affirms all students’ rights to full participation in the program, classroom, American Sign Language Lab, common areas and events sponsored by the program and community partners. We seek to prepare our graduates and future professionals to work respectfully with all people regardless of race or other categorical identities. We will not tolerate harassing, discriminatory, oppressive behavior or acts, or disruptive language. Any concerns should be immediately brought to the attention of the instructor or program director.
This program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
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