U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grants have supported education for sign language interpreters for nearly three decades. In the previous grant cycle, 2005-2010, the NCIEC worked to build effective practice foundations for interpreting education.
The Regional Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University (NURIEC) is funded by the Interpreter Training Program grant from the US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.
In collaboration with five sister grantee centers, NURIEC’s goals are:
Ten states and territories comprise the NURIEC region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
Coordinated by a National Interpreter Education Center (NIEC), the five regional centers are NURIEC at Northeastern University, CATIE Center at St. Catherine University, GURIEC at Gallaudet University, MARIE Center at University of Northern Colorado DOIT Center, WRIEC at El Camino College and Western Oregon University. Together, the six centers form the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC).