In order to earn a second or subsequent baccalaureate degree, a student must:
Students will take practicum and internships in both educational and community settings. The program is set up in from a “generalists” prospective and will allow students to work within both settings.
General Studies and the ASL courses I-IV are general prerequisites for the 60 hours of Required Study Courses.
No, not at the current time.
Yes, the entire program is available online through TROY Online.
Complete the general application process for admission to the university by applying here. Once accepted, contact the Interpreter Training Program Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be connect with your Academic advisor.
Currently, there are no scholarships available.
See answer to question "I am transferring from outside of Alabama, what do I need to do to get admitted?". Prospective students can apply at any time during the year.
No. There are two complete programs: one online (as an TROY Online student) and one on-campus or students can take a blended approach and take courses both on campus and through TROY Online. Those who do not live geographically proximal to Troy, AL and who are enrolled as an TROY Online student can complete the entire program (including internship, practicum, and externship) all online.
It depends. Most students who take a full load will complete the program in 4 years. However, due to other factors such as the loads of classes or obtaining the required SLPI rating, students may take longer. There isn't a time limit, apart from any university requirements.
That really depends. Some students who make school their job take 18 hours per semester. Typically, a full time course load is 12 semester hours or 2 courses per term for online sessions.
The courses require high speed Internet and a web cam. Each class is different in terms of teachers and requirements but generally, instructors engage and interact with students as well as student-to-student interaction required numerous times throughout the quarter. All students and instructors have access to Pronto (similar to AOL instant messenger or Skype) and are able to chat during their office hours via webcam.
No, you cannot work at your own pace. Students begin a semester or term along with other students, often the same students are progressing through the program and therefore are in a number of the same classes. You may take a semester or term off but once a term or semester has begun, you are obligated to perform the work at a schedule determined by the instructor.
During most of the ASL/ITP club events (such as the ASL/ITP club meetings and the workshops), online streaming via WIMBA/Collaborate feed is provided to enable all e-campus students to participate. The Language Lab Mentors are available on Pronto during Language Lab hours as well.
Currently, there are no scholarships available. Scholarships are available from the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Alabama State Department of Education for tuition and books for all classes leading to a major in interpreting. This includes tuition and books for all courses, including general education courses, required in the interpreting major. This does not include any extra classes or classes in another major or minor.
Currently, there are no scholarships available.
The scholarship requirements are:
In order to register for any EDU courses with an exception of EDU 2200 and EDU 3364, an SLPI (Sign Language Proficiency Interview) rating of Intermediate Plus is required. SLPI evaluations are performed when scheduled, or upon request. To schedule an appoint with the Alabama DMH Team, please complete and submit the forms on www.mhit.org/programsprojects/slpi.html to Shannon Reese, ( Shannon.Reese@mh.alabama.gov). If you do not live in Alabama or do not have access to a Video Phone, please check the listing of other SLPI administrators for a closer location: www.rit.edu/ntid/slpi/news/slpi-local-coordinators-us-and-canada.
See video examples of the SLPI here: www.rit.edu/ntid/slpi/team/video.
You may take a second evaluation with a three-month waiting period after your first evaluation.
Troy's ITP does not certify interpreters. Instead, we prepare students to sit for the certification tests. It is not guaranteed or required to take and pass a certification test, but much of the classroom material is based on the requirements for the test. It is strongly encouraged for students to take the certification test after graduation.
There are two nationally recognized certification tests you can choose to go through. Both have a written and expressive component.
The first, is the NAD-RID NIC Certification. It is the most widely accepted certification. Please visit the following website for more extensive explanation, requirements, and application: www.rid.org/rid-certification-overview/.
The other, the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) is focused on interpreting in educational settings. Please visit the following website for an in-depth explanation, requirements, and the registration procedure: www.classroominterpreting.org/eipa/.
Wimba is best described as a virtual classroom. After registration for the workshop is received, each participant is emailed their own log in credentials a few days before the event. The log in includes a setup utility to test and confirm that the required components are installed and ready on the laptop or PC/Mac.
The minimum system requirements are:
Once logged into the virtual classroom, you will see the presenter via video, and be able to interact with the presenter and other participants via instant messaging from within the Wimba classroom. You will also see the PowerPoint slides used by the presenter (if used). This is a proven technology, and is a unique learning environment. Participants are able to have discussions with each other that strengthens and solidifies the learning experience.
Scheduling for the online and on-campus programs is a lot like a big puzzle trying to make sure:
To be admitted into the ITP major, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Students who fall below that will be unable to participate in the internship courses. It is critical that students maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in order to continue forward progress in the Interpreter Training Program. Students who are receiving scholarship assistance from the Department of Education or the Department of Mental Health must maintain a 2.75 GPA. If a student falls below this, they will be permitted one semester or term to pull their GPA back up. Failure to do so after one term or semester will result in revocation of the scholarship and a requirement to begin paying back all scholarship funds previously received.
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