The American Sign Language English/Interpreting Program received full and unconditional accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) in March of 2010. The next comprehensive evaluation visit will be in Fall 2021. Information about accreditation may be found at http://ccie-accreditation.org/
Among the strengths noted by the CCIE are:
- The high caliber of dedicated students. In the words of the Program Director: “The strength of the program is the students.”
- The high percentage of graduates who achieve national professional certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) within two years of graduation and pass the Massachusetts State Interpreter Screening Assessment within six months of graduation.
- The qualifications of the full-time and part-time faculty members: All hearing and Deaf faculty members/academic specialists hold advanced degrees, RID certification, ASLTA credentials, and/or other credentials recognized in the field of interpreting.
- The comprehensive practicum component with directed/guided observations, a practicum seminar, on-site fieldwork experiences and assessments in a variety of quality settings equipped to provide students with exposure to various groups across the lifespan that have various language preferences.
To learn more about CCIE accreditation, please visit their website here.