You are here

Educational Interpreter Services

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education
Interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing who work as a related service provider in a school setting are referred to as educational interpreters.  The educational interpreter serves as a communication link and facilitator between deaf and hard of hearing individuals and those who are speaking to communicate (i.e., the teacher, classmates, or other school personnel).  The educational interpreter has the ability to provide the interpreting services in a variety of modes of communication such as American Sign Language, Pidgin Sign English, Oral Transliterating, or Cued Speech.

Authorization of Interpreters and Training Programs

Four Year Training Programs

The University of Northern Colorado Center's American Sign Language-English Interpretation program is an online (with summer onsite requirements), 11-semester, baccalaureate degree program that prepares majors to provide competent interpreting services in ASL.

University of Northern Colorado

Two Year Training Programs

Two year training programs offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Interpreter Preparation preparing students for entry-level employment as sign language interpreters.

Front Range Community College

Pikes Peak Community College (AA)

Finishing Programs

Regis University



Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)


Interpreter Mentoring

For information: Email Shauna Moden

Listserv for Educational Interpreters

To join this listserv, Email Shauna Moden or call 303-866-6707.



For information about the Colorado Educational Interpreter Standards, continuing education, or other information specifically regarding educational interpreting, please contact:

Shauna Moden
Phone: (303) 866-6707
Email Shauna


Find what you were looking for?


If you have problems with broken links or accessing the content on this page, please contact our web content coordinator Amanda Timmerman at Please copy the URL link for this page into the email when referencing the problem you are experiencing.