The objective of this study is to provide interpreter education faculty, university administrators, accrediting bodies, stakeholders, interpreters, and students (current or prospective) a descriptive snapshot-in-time of interpreter education curriculum and programs in North America. This study expands upon work done in the late 1987-1990 and 2007-2009 to capture a descriptive snapshot-in-time of the preparation of signed language interpreters. Researchers anticipated learning how programs align their curricula with CCIE accreditation standards (whether they are accredited or not), how two- and four-year programs (including Canada) allocate faculty time and resources, and how student characteristics and support systems differ among programs. This study examined interpreting education programs (IEP) in the U.S. and Canada across five distinct areas: (a) university and unit, (b) faculty, (c) students, (d) curriculum and internship, and (e) accreditation. Data were collected via a Qualtrics online survey with 67 questions sent to 125 IEP program directors with 58 total usable responses (46% return rate).



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