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ASL 2261 Practicum I

Students are required to complete 150 hours of socialization in the deaf community, interpreting and observation at an off-campus setting under the supervision of a mentor. Weekly seminar provides opportunities to synthesize on-site experiences with instructor and peers. Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: American Sign Language
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ASL 2207 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Demonstrate at least entry-level competency in interpreting between English and ASL.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Exhibit ethical conduct and characteristics of a professional interpreter, as outlined by the Registry of the Interpreters for the Deaf, while at all practicum placement sites, Deaf Community events, and all events and assignments related to their practicum.
  • Critically assess own interpreting work, be able to identify own strengths and weaknesses and articulate observations in written format .

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 7