Welcome to the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education

The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education (ASLIE) strives to promote equality and respect of Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people and their diverse communities.   We are united towards this goal as a diverse learning and teaching community comprised of a balance of both Deaf and hearing faculty and staff. 

We welcome students to join us on this journey!  We accomplish our goal through a number of avenues:

Programs and courses in American Sign Language (ASL) including:

  • A new B.A. degree in Deaf Studies
  • A minor in ASL Studies
  • An outstanding ASL Language Learning Lab
  • Teachers who are certified by ASLTA

Nationally accredited interpreter education program that features:

  • B.S. degree in ASL-English Interpretation
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • A state of the art interpretation studio
  • Statewide and nationwide internship placements
  • High employment rates of our graduates

Regional and statewide partnerships and stewardship including:

  • Center on Deafness and Hearing Loss
  • Outreach and in-service training for professional interpreters
  • Partnerships with key stakeholders such as: Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky School for the Deaf, Administrative Office of the Courts, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

We encourage you to explore who we are and what we do within this website.