Interpreting in Education

This course is designed to provide interpreters with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively interpret in educational settings.

As the number of non-English speaking students in schools continues to grow, the demand for qualified interpreters has never been higher. Interpreters play a vital role in helping non-English speaking students and their families navigate the educational system and access the support they need to succeed. 

Throughout this course, we will cover a range of topics related to interpreting in schools, including interpreting skills, educational terminology, and cultural competency. We will also explore the role of interpreters in various educational settings, from the classroom to administrative offices, and examine the ethical considerations that come with interpreting in a school environment. 

Whether you are an experienced interpreter or just starting out, this course will provide you with the tools and resources you need to excel in your role. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful interpreter in educational settings. Thank you for choosing to join us on this journey! 

 In this course, we acknowledge that there are various types of interpreters, including American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, spoken language interpreters, foreign language interpreters, and many others. We understand and appreciate the distinct skills and expertise required for each specialization within the field of interpretation. 

However, for the purpose of simplicity and clarity within the context of this course, we will use the term “interpreter” as a general term encompassing all types of interpreters. Our intention is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and concepts that apply to the interpretation process, regardless of the specific language or mode of communication involved. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in the school system. 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. 

  1. Apply effective interpreting techniques in various educational settings. 

  1. Maintain professionalism, confidentiality, and ethical standards in interpreting. 

  1. Collaborate effectively with educators, administrators, and other professionals. 

  1. Promote change within the field of educational interpreting  

Length of access: 1 month


*If you do not see your language in the drop-down menu, it is due to lack of demand. We can upgrade the course to your language after you made the purchase. Please keep in mind that this upgrade can take up to 2-3 weeks.

**ASL interpreters take courses without instructor evaluation, on a self-assessment basis.

***To find the number of CEUs your state or organization grants for this course, click here.

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