Concentrate your Studies in Educational Interpreting
SPC offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership with a subplan in Educational Interpreting. The 60-credit hour program includes 30 credits of education courses and 30 credits of sign language interpreting courses.
In our new Educational Interpreting subplan, all education classes are offered every semester online. All Sign Language Interpreting classes are offered in a specific sequence at the Clearwater Campus. This combination of course delivery modes was designed to suit the needs of our working students and will allow for creative scheduling.
InterpREter CertificatioN requirements
As of 2012, a bachelor's degree in any area is required to become a certified interpreter through the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Interpreters and Translators
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Educational Studies and Community Leadership Bachelor of Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
This program is offered as a Fully Online program.
Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership is an interdisciplinary program. Students seeking jobs in non-school settings benefit from portions of the essential knowledge and skills associated with the field of education. The Educational Studies and Community Leadership major has been specifically designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process, yet seek careers in non-school settings.
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.
Important notice to current Baccalaureate students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan. Contact your academic advisor with any questions.
*NOTE: FLDOE removed State Mandated Prerequisite course EDF 1005, May 2018.
If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.
As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, baccalaureate degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).
- the recommended order in which to take the program courses
- suggested course when more than one option exists
- which semester each course is typically offered
- if the course has a prerequisite
- courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
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Florida CIP Code
1101399991: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (BS)
Federal CIP Code
13.9999: Education, Other.
Associate in Arts transfer plan at SPC
SPC is now offering an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree transfer plan in American Sign Language Studies that gives you a seamless transition into our Educational Interpreting sub-plan in B.S. in Educational Studies and Community Leadership.