FAQs – BK Licensure and Early Care and Education
What is required to take upper level HDF courses?
Secondary Admission to the HDF department (2.5 GPA; at least a C in 211, 212, & 302; 60 s.h. or 12 s.h. for 2+ transfer students; online students must also complete 315 and 341 as part of the 12 s.h.); the secondary admission applications & instructions can be found on the HDF website: www.uncg.edu/hdf
What is required to be admitted to Teacher Education (Office of Student Services and Advising in the School of Education)? (BK Licensure students only)
2.7 GPA, passing score on Praxis I exam (or high enough SAT/ACT scores; see item #15 & 16) & completed criminal background check
When and where should I sign up for student teaching/final internship for either BK or ECE?
You must fill out an application for student teaching/final internship. For BK Licensure students you can complete your form online: http://oss.uncg.edu/formsapplications/. For ECE students the form is at: www.uncg.edu/hdf. Application forms are due depending on when you plan to student teach.
Completed applications for ECE students should be submitted to Maggie Jones in the HDF department office in 248 Stone or via email: email@example.com. BK Licensure must be submitted online.
Where can one find out more information about the BK-Licensure and ECE programs?
- The BK handbook is full of information about the programs and the procedures for completing the degrees. It also has specific information on student teaching. The handbook is available online at the HDF website (www.uncg.edu/hdf/) – click on ‘Undergraduate’ and then ‘BK Program’.
- It is your responsibility to read this document. It has essential information about requirements for the program.
What are the prerequisites for the methods courses?
- The prereqs for HDF/SES 425 are HDF 211, 302, 315 and SES 242; a 2.5 GPA and formal admittance into the HDF department.
- The prereqs for HDF/SES 435 and HDF/SES 436 are HDF/SES 315, HDF 211, and 302, SES 242; a 2.5 GPA and formal admittance into the HDF department.
What is required in the practicum courses?
- HDF 250 – students spend 2 hours per week in an inclusive classroom; 1 month in each of three age levels: infant/toddler, preschool, & kindergarten or different program types
- HDF 420 and 440 – students spend 6 hours per week in an inclusive classroom. Please see the practicum placement policy for specific guidelines. HDF 470 – students spend 3 hours a week in their previous student teaching placement
Will I need liability insurance to participate in practicum experiences and student teaching?
Yes, liability insurance is required. More information will be provided in HDF 250 and 420. Liability insurance can be purchased through the National Education Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or other companies. Proof of insurance must be provided before you can begin your placements in the practicum courses (HDF 250, 420, 440, 468 & 470; SES 460) and student teaching.
Will I need to have a criminal background check?
Yes – all students in BK and ECE will need to have a criminal background check completed by BIB before they can participate in any practicum courses. The cost for this is about $25 and this will cover all practicum experiences once you sign up the first time. There may be an additional check needed for student teaching. Form: http://oss.uncg.edu/formsapplications/
What are the prerequisites for student teaching?
- For BK Licensure students (HDF 460): KIN 342; a C or better in HDF 420, HDF 440, TED 516, HDF/SES 315, 341, 425, 435, and 436; 2.7 GPA
- For Early Care and Education students (HDF 450): C or better in HDF 420, 440, HDF/SES 315, 341, 425, 435, TED 516; 2.5 GPA.
- You must have certification in First Aid and CPR before student teaching.
Can I sign up for the online courses if I am not in the online program?
Most online courses in HDFS are designed for those enrolled in the online program. On-campus students are not permitted to take any courses listed with a ‘D’ or Distance section. These courses are noted with #141 footnote codes in Genie.
Do I need to do anything special if I plan to student teach in kindergarten?
We recommend that one of your placements for 420 or 440 is in a kindergarten classroom.
What are the fall-only and spring-only courses?
Main campus students: Spring only courses: HDF 482, TED 516, NUR 345; Fall only: KIN 342; Summer: SWK 584 & TED 516; Online students check with advisor for online course rotation.
What is TaskStream?
TaskStream is an online system designed to assist students in developing their professional portfolios and for tracking student progress during the BK program. You will learn more about TaskStream in HDF/SES 315 when you need to purchase it. Additional assignments will be uploaded in HDF 440, HDF 450/460, 468, and 470. There is a fee for TaskStream, $39 for one year or $65 for two years. It is required that all BK and ECE students enroll in the TaskStream system. You may sign-up on-line at www.taskstream.com
Do I have to take the PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators exam?
The Praxis I is now required for all BK licensure students. Students may receive an exemption if their SAT scores for math/verbal was 1100+ or their ACT combined score was 24+. Partial credit may be received for SAT math (550+), SAT verbal (550+), ACT English (24+), or ACT math (24+). Study guides are available for check out at Teaching Resources Center (http://trc.uncg.edu/our-services/) and practice tests at the library Learning Express (on the UNCG library website search under ‘databases’ and ‘L’ for Learning Express) or go to: (http://www.learningexpresshub.com.libproxy.uncg.edu/learningexpresslibrary).
Where can I take the Praxis I Core Academic Skills test?
The Praxis I Core may be taken at many different testing sites – go to http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/ to select a site that is convenient for you. Students on campus at UNCG may want to take the exam at Prometric. You will need to call Prometric to sign up for the test (336-854-4230). Prometric is located in the Koger Center at 3 Centerview Drive (off High Point Road) in Greensboro.
Do I have to take a PRAXIS II exam?
All BK Licensure students are now required to take the Early Childhood Content Knowledge PRAXIS II exam (#0022/5022) (www.ets.org/praxis/register or 1800-772-9476).
It is recommended that students take this at the end of student teaching. You will need to post your PRAXIS II results on Taskstream. Practice tests are also available for this exam on Learning Express (see above).
FAQs – SES SPED and DUAL K-12: Special Education
What kinds of teaching positions will I be qualified to teach if I complete the undergraduate program?
Your certification in the state of North Carolina will be in Special Education: General
Curriculum (SPED: GC). This program prepares teachers with competencies to instruct students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders and mild/moderate intellectual disabilities in school settings in inclusive learning environments.
Do I have an area for my 2nd concentration?
You should always work with your advisor on your course selections. North Carolina does not require the 2nd Concentration for the degree in special education, but at UNCG you do take courses that meet this requirement. You should work with your advisor on courses that provide you with a focus of study to support your study of special education.
Can I do my student teaching in my hometown?
Field experiences and student teaching experiences are arranged so that you can receive supervision and support from the UNCG faculty and so that you are in classrooms that will give you experiences that reinforce your coursework. You will be given the opportunity to have input with your advisor and the field placement coordinator.
Where can I get some help if I am having difficulty in one of my courses?
There are several sources of academic assistance in the Student Success Center:
- The Learning Assistance Support services include walk-in, group, and individual tutoring; academic skills assessment; computer assisted academic skills enhancement; and academic skills workshops throughout the academic year.
See http://success.uncg.edu/lac/ for additional information.
- The Special Support Services program is available to assist first-generation college students and students with disabilities. SSS promotes support services that help students overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. Program students receive cover an array of comprehensive services that include: counseling; academic skills assessment and development; individualized peer and professional tutoring; graduate school guidance; workshops and opportunities to attend educational and cultural events.
See http://success.uncg.edu/sss/ for additional information.
- The Writing Center is a free service available to all members of the UNCG community, including students, faculty, and staff. We offer one-on-one consulting in person and online about a variety of writing issues, from developing thesis statements and organization to citation styles and last-minute polishing. While most of our visitors bring in papers they are writing for courses, we also help with personal writing (application essays, cover letters, personal statements, and personal letters) and business writing (articles for publication, professional letters).
See http://www.uncg.edu/eng/writingcenter/default.php for additional information.
Is financial aid available to undergraduates?
The best way to find out about financial aid is to contact the UNCG Financial Aid office.
You can contact that office by calling 336-334-5702, e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website at http://fia.dept.uncg.edu/.
Also, you may inquire about available scholarships through the SES department and the School of Education.
FAQs – SES K-12 Special Education: General Curriculum PAIL
Is PAIL the same as a lateral entry program?
Not quite. In lateral entry programs, much of the required coursework is undergraduate. In PAIL, all coursework is at the graduate level. However, the outcome of both types of programs is the same: initial licensure. The advantage of PAIL is that it can form the foundation of a M.Ed. degree.
Do I have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?
If you are planning to complete only the PAIL Licensure program, you do not need to take the GRE. However, most people plan to continue with the program and apply to the MEd. You will need to complete the GRE to apply for the Masters in Special Education.
How long from when I apply will I hear about being admitted?
Applications are reviewed within 2-3 weeks of the application deadline. Once your application is processed by The Graduate School, forwarded to the School of Education, and then reviewed in the Department of Specialized Education Services, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to complete the process. You may then be contacted with an interview date & time.
Once all applications are reviewed, they are then processed again by the graduate school. You will receive notice from the graduate school about your application status. If you have further questions about the status of your application, please contact the graduate school directly.
Is financial aid available?
The best way to find out about financial aid is to contact the UNCG Financial Aid office. You can contact that office by calling 336-334-5702, e-mailing at email@example.com or visiting their website at http://fia.dept.uncg.edu/
If I am currently teaching or have teaching experience, do I have to take the practicum?
Yes. When a practicum is required in a program, it cannot be waived, even if the person is teaching. However, students may have opportunities to complete practica in their own classrooms if aligned to the degree program, but the course is not waived.
FAQs – Professions in Deafness – Advocacy Service
What is advocacy and why do we need this?
People need to be aware of their rights regardless of their hearing ability. Individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing are protected under the ADA and other laws that allow them to self-advocate. Oftentimes, vocational or school settings are not familiar about the rights of a Deaf, Deaf-Blind or hard of hearing person. Therefore, it is important for the advocate to help empower their clients to self-advocate in order to understand their rights.
How does an advocate help others to self-advocate?
There are several ways to do this:
- Encouraging D/deaf and hard of hearing people to express their communication preference, their needs and other rights in order to be treated equally and fairly in an appropriate way.
- Informing and encouraging D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to make their own choices regardless of the beliefs and values of the advocate.
- Educating D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to be independent and doing things for themselves when possible. In other words, the advocate allows the D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to take control of their own life and making their own decisions.
- Empowering D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to accept responsibility for themselves and the consequences of their decisions.
- Educating and encouraging D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to ask for clarification when needed.
- Helping and educating D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals to identifying their needs in order to succeed and be able to state those needs themselves.
How do I empower others to self-advocate?
UNCG offers a wide range of courses that will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experiences you will need. It is important though that you first be your own best advocate and believe in yourself before you can help others. To effectively empower others, there are many important skills to have some of which includes the following:
- being respectful of yourself and of others
- being inclusive of all people regardless of age, sex, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation
- being able to speak up to protect yourself and others’ rights
- being able to listen to what others have to say
- being sincere
- being willing to continually learn new things
- being able to encourage others
Why should I choose UNCG for this program?
This is the only program of its kind at the undergraduate level in the southeastern U.S. that is specifically geared towards advocating and providing services to individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
What can I do with a degree in Advocacy and Services for the Deaf?
The Advocacy and Services for the Deaf concentration encompasses taking a broad spectrum of courses from American Sign Language and Deaf culture to helping skills, communication skills, sociology, psychology, diversity, courses along with human development courses. It is highly recommended that students continue onto graduate school for a more specialized field of study such as in vocational rehabilitation counseling, mental health, and social work.
Graduates from our program have obtained employment as:
- Case manager
- Community advocate
- Deaf services specialist
- Domestic violence counselor
- Human services advocate
- Children and youth services
What is the difference between working as a sign language interpreter and working as an advocate?
Even though both concentrations involve working with D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals, each requires highly specialized skills and training. There will be occasions when an interpreter and advocate will be working together but with different goals and intentions. The interpreter is responsible for ensuring effective communication between individuals who use sign language and those who don’t. The advocate is responsible for ensuring that the rights of D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals are not being violated, that they have equal access and equal opportunities for work, education and communication in any setting as the rest of society.
Can I study to become an interpreter and an advocate?
While both concentrations deal with communication, cultural and accessibility issues of D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals, they differ in the course loads and total number of semester hours. For example, most of the courses in the interpreting concentration are related to interpreting while the courses in advocacy involve social services/human services. Also, each of the concentrations has different requirements in the seminar and practicum course as well as in the internship course. It would take at least 7 years to complete both concentrations.
I am D/deaf. Can I work as an advocate?
Yes, we have students who are D/deaf as well as hard of hearing in the program.
Will I enjoy working as an advocate?
If you like working with people from all walks of life, can adapt well to sudden changes in schedule, are a good listener, can communicate effectively, like challenges, can be objective, have time and patience for others, know how to ask questions, are caring about others and want their lives to improve, and can take responsibility for what you do, then advocacy is for you!
For additional information about careers in Advocacy and Services for the Deaf, please see the PID Careers option.
PiD – B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure Concentration
What kind of settings will I be able to work in as a Deaf Education teacher?
A teacher with NC licensure in B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing is eligible to work in various educational settings including schools for the deaf, self-contained and resource rooms in public schools, and as an itinerant teacher (visiting various schools/programs throughout the day). You may also work with infants and toddlers, and their families, in a home setting.
Who are the children/students with whom I’ll be working?
A teacher with NC licensure in B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing is eligible to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to grade 12. These children and youth may be use American Sign Language, spoken language and listening, a manually coded English sign system, and/or Cued Speech to communicate. They may use assistive listening devices like cochlear implants, hearing aids, or FM systems, or nothing at all. They may or may not have disabilities and/or special needs.
A teacher with NC licensure in Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) is eligible to work with students with special needs from kindergarten to grade 12. These students have mild/moderate disabilities such as learning disabilities, behavioral and emotional disabilities, and mild developmental disabilities.
What subject areas will I be teaching?
The responsibilities of a teacher for students with special needs, including those who are deaf and hard of hearing, vary depending on the setting and the needs of the students. Subject areas can include language, literacy, and/or the content areas (math, science, social studies, etc.) in either a direct instruction format or as support for students in general education classes.
Why should I come to UNCG for my teaching degree?
There are several reasons that make UNCG’s B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure program special:
Graduates are eligible for two NC state licenses (B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) opening up more job opportunities.
The Program is part of the Professions in Deafness Major which also includes Interpreter Preparation and Advocacy and Services for the Deaf, thus providing a large peer group of students, all focusing on the unique educational needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Program has a strong faculty of both Deaf and hearing professionals, all of whom are bilingual (American Sign Language and English) and are committed to students’ success.
Students regularly interact with the Deaf community through various course, practicum, and social activities including Deaf Kiss Fist, ASL Idol, and the Deaf and Hearing College Connection.
Will I be required to learn sign language?
Yes. Because licensure from North Carolina does not specify by language or communication, graduates must be prepared to teach those students who are deaf and hard of hearing who use sign language as their primary mode of communication. Thus, the Program requires that students have a good proficiency in American Sign Language and knowledge of other manual communication systems before student teaching. Our sign language courses are designed to help you meet this requirement.
What courses will I take?
In addition to general University requirements, students in the Program take courses in general education, deaf education, and special education. The Plan of Study can be viewed here.
How long will it take me to complete the program if I transfer to UNCG from a community college or another university/college?
When transferring to UNCG, a faculty member will review your transcript(s) with you and develop a Plan of Study that is unique to you. The amount of time that it will take to complete the B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure program, therefore, will depend on the specific transfer courses accepted by the UNCG Registrar and when specific courses are offered.
Are any courses available online?
Most of the required courses at this time are offered face-to-face; however, some courses may be offered in an online or hybrid format depending on the professor and the semester. It is best to check the course schedule for that semester/term. <http://www.uncg.edu/reg/Schedule/>
Are courses offered in the summer?
A limited number of required courses are offered during the summer, usually in Session I (mid-May to late June). Check with your advisor as to the availability of the courses offered in a particular summer.
What research/projects could I be involved in as a student?
Faculty, staff, and doctoral students often have various research studies and projects in which students may be involved. It is best to contact that the individual (see their webpages) for more information.
What state tests do I need to take?
Before entering the program: Students must earn a set minimum score on either the SAT or ACT exam, or receive a passing score on PRAXIS I in order to be admitted to the program. To determine exemption status, contact Carol Resch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students taking the Praxis I can find further information at the ETS website: www.ets.org/praxis.
Before graduating from the program: Effective July 1, 2014 per the NC State Board of Education, each person applying for licensure in Special Education: General Curriculum must obtain a passing score on the following: 1) Praxis 0543 Special Education, 2) Massachusetts Test of Education Licensure (MTEL): Foundations of Reading (90) and 3) both subtests (Mathematics and Multi-Subject) of the Massachusetts Test of General Curriculum (03).
With my licensure, what other states will I be able to work in besides North Carolina?
There are 39 other states within the U.S. that will accept a North Carolina teaching license. Other states have additional requirements such as a state history course or additional test. It is always best to contact a particular state’s department of education for reciprocity or specific requirements.
How many of UNCG’s Deaf Education graduates get jobs as teachers?
Over the past five years, more than 90% of our graduates have obtained employment as teachers in North Carolina and other states. Some graduates from our program have also gone on to pursue a Master’s degree.
Are there any scholarships available to students?
The UNCG School of Education offers scholarships from designated, named scholarship monies. The Cato Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is preparing to be a teacher of students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Application for this and other School of Education scholarships is made through the School of Education, Office of Student Advising and Recruitment Center (SARC), (336) 334-3410.
Can I sit in on a class during my visit to UNCG?
Yes! We would love for you to sit in on a class during your visit to UNCG. Please arrange this PRIOR to you visit, however, with either Dr. Claudia Pagliaro email@example.com or Ms. Lynne Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQs – PiD – Interpreter Preparation Concentration
Will I be nationally certified as an interpreter upon graduation from the program?
Our 4-year program leads to a bachelor’s degree and prepares students to takestate and national assessments in order to become a certified interpreter. These assessments are administered through professional organizations that are not affiliated with any college or university.
What assessments do interpreters take in order to work as a professional interpreter?
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) developed the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) test. Students typically take the written portion of the test while they are a senior in the program and the performance portion after they have graduated and have had some experience in the field.
For more information, go to www.rid.org.
The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) is also a national test which students usually take before graduating. This test assesses an candidate’s ability to interpret academic lessons at the elementary or secondary level using ASL or a more English system of signing. Students typically take this test before graduation. For more information on this assessment go to www.classroominterpreting.org.
Many states have their own test to screen interpreters and may have additional requirements to be licensed in that state.
What are the requirements to work as a professional interpreter in North Carolina?
North Carolina has licensure requirements for interpreters working in community settings. To be granted a full-license, one must pass the NIC test mentioned above. To sit for the NIC performance portion, one must have a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, students may apply for a provisional license and begin working as an interpreter while gaining experience to help them pass the performance portion of the assessment. For more information about North Carolina licensure go to www.ncitlb.org.
Is UNCG a certificate program?
No, UNCG is a degree program. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor’s of Science degree.
How large is the Deaf community in Greensboro?
Greensboro was the home to the Central North Carolina School for the Deaf which unfortunately closed in 2001. However, many members of the Deaf community stayed in the Greensboro area and have been an integral part of our program. Students are required to become involved in the community with Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind individuals of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and communication modes. There are many events that occur in Greensboro and surrounding communities. Students have access to the Virtual Sign Lab that lists all of these opportunities. The PID program also sponsors many events including Deaf Kiss Fist and ASL Idol. Check out Program Events to see pictures and an explanation of additional activities.
Are there any Deaf students at UNCG?
Yes, UNCG has many Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Several of them are majoring in other concentrations within the Professions in Deafness Program and take some of the same classes as the interpreting students. The Professions in Deafness program has a service and social organization called Deaf-Hearing College Connection (DHCC) which plans many events at the university and within the Deaf Community. Many students who are Deaf and hard of hearing are officers in this club and encourage interactive opportunities for students to practice their skills and develop lasting relationships.
Are there any Deaf faculty members?
Yes, UNCG recognizes that the best way to learn ASL is from native users of the language and immersion in the community using that language. All ASL courses and many of the upper level courses are taught in ASL without voice. All of the PID faculty and staff are fluent in ASL. Currently, there are three full-time Deaf faculty members and one professor who is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). UNCG also has several adjunct faculty members who are Deaf.
Can I enter the program without any prior knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL)?
Many students enter our program without any previous experience with ASL. As freshmen, students start the ASL sequence while taking general education courses. During the first ASL class, students take a screening test to see if they have the potential for becoming proficient in sign language in order to work with the Deaf community. If they pass the screening, they are able to continue to the next level of ASL and take the courses specifically designed for majors. There are other benchmark assessments throughout the program which students must pass as well. This is especially helpful for individuals who have not had prior experience in ASL or interacting with the Deaf community so they can know if this is the career path for them.
Isn’t ASL just ‘English on the hands’?
American Sign Language is a language in itself with its own syntax and grammatical features just like Spanish, French, or Russian. It is accepted as a foreign language in many universities including UNCG. ASL is more than just signs. It includes classifiers, mouth morphemes, eyebrow grammar, head and torso grammar and eye gaze. How one produces a sign in terms of intensity, direction, pace, and magnitude can also change the meaning. It is a very complex language as opposed to just a sign for every English word.
Once I learn ASL, am I ready to become a sign language Interpreter?
There is a basic misconception that learning ASL is all that is needed to become a sign language interpreter. The skill of signing in ASL and interpreting from one language to another are two very different skills. In addition to interpreting techniques, students in the interpreting program take courses to learn about professional ethics, business practices, legislative issues, Deaf culture, and the appropriate protocol for interpreting in mental health, legal, social service, medical, vocational, theatrical and educational settings.
Does UNCG offer any courses in the Interpreter Preparation Program on-line?
We believe strongly in students practicing their ASL and interpreting skills in an interactive environment. Currently, the language and interpreting classes are not offered on-line. However, many of the general education courses and related area requirements are offered on-line.
May I audit classes in the Professions in Deafness Program?
May I enter the program as a part-time student?
We have had students to enter the program as part-time students, however, the most effective way to learn ASL and the skill of interpreting is to immerse yourself in your studies. Students who have taken only a few courses at a time tend not to pick up ASL and the skills of interpreting as fast as those who attend full time. Students who progress through the program as full-time students form a cohort with other students taking their same classes and this support system proves to be invaluable.
I have a job and can only take classes at night. When are your classes offered?
The majority of the core courses in the interpreting program are offered in the afternoon and evenings. There are a few courses offered in the morning.
I am an older student and I would like to take classes. Will I fit in with younger students?
We have many non-traditional students that enter the Interpreter Preparation Program. They add life experience to the discussion and the younger students value their wisdom.
Can I double major in interpreting and another field such as social work, theatre, or business?
Students can double major but it is not advisable due to the amount of time required for students to interact with the Deaf community outside of class. By the time a student has completed two majors, they could have finished a master’s degree. Students may want to consider a minor in their second area of interest.
As a Deaf person, can I receive training to become a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)?
Our program is designed for hearing individuals learning to expressively sign as well as voice for Deaf and Deaf-Blind individuals. Deaf individuals have taken SES 357 Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting and SES 480 Interpreting in Specialized Settings to enhance their basic knowledge of the interpreting field but there are no specific courses which cover the unique skills required by someone seeking certification as a CDI. Special training for individuals wishing to become a CDI have been offered in various regions across the country. For more information about workshops and certification requirements to become a CDI, go to www.rid.org.
Why should I choose UNCG over other Interpreter Preparation Programs?
The Interpreter Preparation Program at UNCG is unique in that we offer four concentrations that lead to careers working with the Deaf community; Interpreter Preparation, B-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teaching Licensure, ASL Teacher Licensure, and Advocacy Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Because of these multiple concentrations, students are given a broad based exposure to working with the Deaf community. Concentrations within PID program emphasize the delivery of services for individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing from a multidisciplinary, family-centered and collaborative perspective that highlights the cultural and communication diversity among individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.