Special Education Interpreting Skills

Topics Relevant to School Based, Special Education, Foreign Language Interpreting

This online course is intended to provide exposure to topics relevant to interpreting in the special education setting. The course is designed for bilingual school staff members (and other members of the community) who are asked to fill the role of foreign language interpreter.

Participants will gain an overview of key special education terminology, develop a better understanding of an interpreter's role within special education standardized testing, acquire information regarding situations within a school system in which he/she may be asked to act as an interpreter, and learn about ethics for people who are placed in interpreting roles.

Various knowledge checks and quizzes are provided to help gauge and reinforce mastery of the material. Course details:

  • The course is self-paced and is available 24/7 via web access after you activate your account. (Activation and access can take up to 72 hours)
  • Students are able to interact with the instructor via an email link.
  • Training consists of 10 modules and students can register at any time within the semester. Modules need to be completed by the close of the semester.
  • No textbook required.
  • Students who are successful in this course need to have access to internet and a computer (rather than a tablet or mobile device). Access to printing may also be beneficial.
  • Upon completion, students will receive an eCertificate of Completion (1.0 CEUs) via email.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people who have at least a high school diploma or GED.