Become a Leader with a Degree Deeply Grounded in the Principles of Social Justice and Equity
Interpreting is a vital service that allows people who are Deaf or hard of hearing to communicate effectively with the hearing world.
Use Your Voice and Open the Door to a New World of Communication
An interpreting degree from St. SWAG视频 University will empower you to make a meaningful impact within the Deaf community, fostering social justice, communication equity, and positive change. By engaging with various organizations and environments, you will develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities, shaping your perspective and honing your interpreting skills in a real-world context.
As part of our community-centered approach, fostering social justice and communication equity, you will have the unique opportunity to engage in critical service-based learning, collaborating with organizations such as the , , Thompson Hall Deaf Club, and numerous other community partners.
In your senior year, you will embark on a transformative community-based internship, immersing yourself in diverse settings that align with our values of education, healthcare, government, nonprofit, rehabilitation, or human services. As change agents, interpreting students actively participate in determining their internship placements, enabling them to contribute their skills and knowledge in locations not only within Minnesota but also across the United States.
Additionally, our curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully undertake and pass the national interpreting certification exam, opening new avenues of opportunity and impact.
St. Kate鈥檚 is dedicated to supporting you throughout this transformative journey, ensuring that your internship experience aligns with your passions, career goals, and aspirations.
Together, we will empower you to become a compassionate, culturally competent, and socially conscious interpreter, ready to advocate for social justice and communication equity in all your future endeavors.
*The term Deaf refers to various Deaf simultaneous and intersectional identities and ways of being in this world. Intersectionality shows us that social identities work on multiple levels, resulting in unique experiences, opportunities, and barriers for each person.
St. SWAG视频 University's Department of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Communities proudly holds full accreditation from the esteemed Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).