Comments about Master of Science in Interpreter Pedagogy (MIP) - Online
The field of interpreting education is facing a challenge in educating qualified interpreters. Since the need for interpreting programs was recognized over two decades ago, they have proliferated from a very few to more than 150 programs around the U.S. in 2004. In 2003, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf resolved that all prospective interpreters would need to hold a BA degree prior to standing for professional certification. The Conference of Interpreter Trainers recently moved to support this requirement. The resulting shift from primarily AA and AAS programs to BA programs will require that faculty have the academic credentials to teach in these advanced programs.
The Master of Interpreter Pedagogy is the first of its kind, offering preparation for interpreting faculty with a focus on reflective teaching and active learning.
The MIP will be primarily offered at a distance using Web-based courses. Optional study institutes and other face-to-face opportunities will be available at different times throughout the program. Students will take the education courses offered either concurrently or sequentially, with the field-specific courses related to teaching interpreting.