The NCIEC is pleased to share the updated 2016 edition of the NCIEC Deaf Interpreter Curriculum. This edition features updated content regarding the Integrated Model of Interpreting by Betty Colonomos. It also includes updated links to videos and websites. Below you’ll see that links to the curriculum, modules, appendices and presentation slides are available to view or download. In addition to the brand new curriculum being available as a complete document, we have all the individual pages that have been edited available to print and replace. If you’ve already printed the original curriculum, no need to print all 300 pages just open the “Revised Pages” file at the bottom of this page.

Based on the unique competencies required of the Deaf interpreter, the curriculum is designed for use in interpreting education programs and community-based forums.

The NCIEC Deaf Interpreter Curriculum consists of six modules arranged in sequential order. Appendices include the Deaf interpreter competencies, worksheets, presentation slides, a glossary, and a comprehensive listing of resources.

Access the sections of the curriculum by clicking on the links below, or download the PDF version, bookmarked for easy access to curriculum contents. Both include links to videos and related resources relevant to Deaf interpreter education.

The curriculum represents an important beginning of a new conversation about how best to prepare Deaf interpreters to carry out their specialized work, to contribute in important ways to their ongoing professional development, and to foster advancement of the field of Deaf interpreter practice.

NCIEC Deaf Interpreter Curriculum
Download Entire Curriculum (PDF)

Cover Page Only_Page_1

Presentation Slides

Modules 1 through 6 – PDF only
Module 1 – PDF or PPTX
Module 2 – PDF or PPTX
Module 3 – PDF or PPTX
Module 4 – PDF or PPTX
Module 5 – PDF or PPTX
Module 6 – PDF or PPTX

Cover & Dedication
Release Form

Module 1: Deaf Interpreters – Past, Present, and Future
Module 2: Ethnic & Cultural Diversity within the Deaf Community
Module 3: Consumer Assessment – Identifying Culture, Language, & Communication Styles
Module 4: Ethical Considerations & Challenges for Deaf Interpreters
Module 5: Interpreting Theory & Practice for Deaf Interpreters
Module 6: Deaf/Hearing & Deaf/Deaf Interpreting Teams

Purpose of Sample Videos

Sample Module Videos
Module 1, Unit 2
Module 2, Unit 2
Module 2, Unit 4
Module 3, Unit 2
Module 4, Unit 2
Module 5, Unit 2
Module 6, Unit 2
Module 6, Unit 4
Module 6, Unit 5
Module 6, Unit 6

Presentation Slides
Integrated Model of Interpreting Notes