ASL English Interpreting (Non-Degree)

Non-degree ASL/English Interpreting Licensure coursework and field-based experiences are prescribed based on the program approved for KSU by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Previous coursework may be considered if appropriate and current.

If you are interested in a  masters degree from KSU, you must be fully admitted into the program and complete the prescribed coursework on the Master's degree prospectus in addition to courses that are prescribed here for licensure.

Candidates seeking Ohio interpreting licensure from the Ohio Department of Education are required to have completed the following: ASL/English coursework, six semesters of American Sign Language, and the advanced practicum. They must have also taken and passed the portfolio interview and the Sign Language Proficiency interview (Intermediate level) or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (score of 2.0).

Please contact program coordinator Dr. Jamie L. McCartney for more information.

Admissions Requirements

Official transcript(s) from Baccalaureate program, minimum 3.000 GPA; goal statement; two letters of recommendation and moral character form.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum total credit hours to program completion are 65.

Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.