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ASL/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation (Non-degree) PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


Non-degree Special Education ASL/English Interpreting Licensure Preparation 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.

The non-degree program is not a Master’s degree program. Students interested in obtaining an interpreting license and a Master’s degree from KSU must also be fully admitted into the Master’s degree 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 higher) or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (minimum score of 2.0).

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s) from Baccalaureate program, minimum 3.000 GPA; goal statement; two letters of recommendation and Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum total credit hours to program completion are 64.