Sign Language Interpreter Training Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective interpreting skills and fluency between American Sign Language and English in accordance with standards of the Texas Board for the Evaluation of Interpreters Basic level exam. (Sign Language Communication and Interpreting Skills)
  2. Exhibit the ability to meaningfully evaluate self and peer signing and interpreting skills. (Critical Analysis of Skills)
  3. Demonstrate minimal knowledge and skills appropriate to interpreting in a wide range of settings. (Cultural and Setting Diversity)
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in the effects of oppression and discrimination (e.g., audism, racism, sexism); the influence of power and privilege within multicultural and diverse populations; majority and minority culture dynamics; and dynamics of cross-cultural interaction. (Cultural Diversity and Oppression)
  5. Analyze interpreting related scenarios using the Demand-Control Schema protocol to determine appropriate decisions following the profession’s Code of Professional Conduct. (Ethics)
  6. Exhibit the ability to work professionally within a team and entities incorporating appropriate dress, demeanor, respect, time management, ethical business practices and social skills. (Soft Skills)
  7. Apply physical, mental, and emotional self-care competencies. (Self-Care)
  8. Integrate competencies in the evolution of all aspects of the interpreting profession including licensing, legislation, Code of Professional Conduct, agencies and resources. (Knowledge of the Interpreting Profession)