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Applications will be received on a rolling basis until June 1. Priority decisions will be offered to participants who apply by May 15. Participants should expect to hear within two weeks. Please apply as soon as you can as space is limited.
Current sign language interpreters who are both credentialed and pre-credentialed are eligible to apply. Historically underrepresented groups (Deaf Interpreters, BIPOC Interpreters, and Deaf-Parented Interpreters) are encouraged to apply.
Participants will complete a Certificate of Continuing Studies which is part of our Professional Studies & Continuing Education division at Rhode Island College.
Upon successful completion of all program components, participants will receive 12 RID CEUs at the end of the 9-month program.
The program is grant funded and covers the cost of tuition for all admitted participants. Participants will be responsible for a one year subscription fee for video assessment software in addition to costs associated with the one week in person residency.
The in-person program will run from August 13-18 in Providence, Rhode Island. The program will begin with a Kickoff event on Sunday, August 13 from 4-7pm. Daily programs begin on Monday, August 14, through Thursday, August 17, from 8:30am-4:30pm. Monday-Thursday evenings there may be optional social activities to encourage participants to get to know one another and experience the beauty of Rhode Island. On Friday, August 18, the residency will conclude with a half day session from 8:30am-12:30pm.
American Sign Language will be used throughout the entire residency week.
At this time, boarding will be the responsibility of the participants. We have arranged for a discounted rate at Hotel Providence for this program.
Safety of all staff and participants are of utmost importance. At this time, the program complies with the Rhode Island College summer requirements which include social distancing, masks, and documentation of vaccination or negative test results in order to participate in campus events. Currently, hosting in-person events and the health protocol requirements associated with them is evolving. Thus, any updates will be provided upon admission as the summer progresses.
A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided during the residency week. Dinner will be considered on your own.
We plan to use Blackboard and GoReact. The GoReact fee will be the responsibility of each participant.
The 9-month program begins with the in-person residency in mid August. Starting in late August, there will be three online modules focused on medical, mental and behavioral healthcare. Each module will be 9 weeks, with a two-week break in between each module. Coursework will be both synchronous (periodic zoom meetings) and asynchronous, and will require up to three hours/week to complete assignments.