Thanks to start-up support from the Maine Dept. of Education, USM has a B.A.-level interpreter training program in ASL/English Interpreting as a concentration within the Linguistics major. Dr. Regan Thibodeau, a well-known and highly respected Certified Deaf Interpreter, is the interim coordinator of this program.  She has been affiliated with the program in various roles for many years, as an educator and as a researcher. This program has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education since December 9th, 2009 and was reaccredited in October 2020. We also thank Sorenson for their sponsorship of our program.

Click here for more information on the interpreter training program. Students discuss ASL club and ASL and interpreting programs, with video
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 to learn more about degree requirements.
Click here if you have previous ASL experience.
Click here if you are interested in USM’s accelerated pathway for students pursuing a Law degree which includes Linguistics — ASL/English Interpreting Concentration as one of the B.A. options.