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 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

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Educational Studies and Community Leadership Bachelor of Science

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2023 (625)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2023 (625), 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.

Program Summary

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. 

Graduation Requirements

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.

GENERAL EDUCATION: All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 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.

CIVIC LITERACY: 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).

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • 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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Heather Duncan
Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

1013999901 - Educational Studies - non-certification (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.9999 - Education, Other.

Continue your education degree at SPC

SPC offers 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.

Educational Studies and Community Leadership B.S. Degree - Educational Interpreting Track

Admission to the Educational Studies and Community Leadership with a subplan in Educational Interpreting