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1 Regional Meetings for Educational Interpreters Presented by the NJ Department of Education and Camden County College and Union County College Educational Interpreter Professional Development Centers Summer 2005

2 Agenda  Review Emergency Certification Timelines Requirements Application Procedures  Review Standard Certification Timelines Requirements Application Procedures  Proposed Phase IV Amendment to Licensing Code Extended Timelines for Standard Certification Substitute Credentials for Educational Interpreters

3  EIPDC update Performance Assessments  Initial and Second Assessments through grant project  Re-Test Policy for New Jersey Current Services offered  Transcript Reviews  Workshops  Institutes  Mentoring Current Courses offered for the 15 hour sequence  Course Offerings for the Fall of 2005  Survey Results

4 Certification Requirements N.J.A.C. 6A:9 Subchapter Educational Interpreter Adopted by the State Board of Education December 2003 Effective January 2004  Established Emergency Certification  Established Standard Certification

5 Educational Interpreting Certificate Sign Language Oral Interpreting Cued Speech

6 Educational Interpreter Certificate  Will apply for grade levels preschool through grade twelve  Will apply to educational interpreters serving students who are deaf hard of hearing deaf/blind  Options for standard certification academic route performance route

7 Amendment to NJAC 6A:  Adopted by the State Board of Education March 2005  Established Timelines for Implementation of Emergency Certification  September 1, 2005  Changed the emergency certification requirements  Passing score on performance assessment  Minimum of a high school diploma or GED

8 What are the timelines for the implementation of the emergency certification? September 1, 2005

9 What are the requirements for the emergency certification?  Minimum High school diploma/GED  Passing Score on a Performance Assessment

10 Emergency Certification Requirements Sign Language Endorsement  High School Diploma/GED or higher credential  EIPA Score of 3 or higher

11 How do I apply for emergency certification?  Educational Interpreter should submit to their supervisor documentation of their performance assessment academic credentials  Superintendent of the program/district where the interpreter is employed will apply to the county superintendent for emergency certification.

12 Who should Apply for Emergency Certification?  All educational interpreters who provide the related service of interpreting for students Grades Preschool through Grade 12 Regular education programs Extracurricular activities programs (e.g. sports, clubs) Other related services (e.g. O.T., P.T. School counseling) Other assignments as per the student’s IEP or 504 plan

13 Teachers of the Deaf Does a teacher of the deaf assigned to teach in a self contained class program need the educational interpreter certification?  NO!  However, if a teacher of the deaf is interpreting in a regular education program as part of their assignment, then he/she should possess certification as an educational interpreter.

14 When should I apply for emergency certification?  Educational interpreters should submit their credentials to their supervisors in August  The superintendents may apply to the county superintendent in August 2005.

15 How long may an educational interpreter work with an emergency certificate?  An emergency certificate is issued for one school year. may be renewed twice

16 Educational Interpreter Certification Timelines Adopted Amendment March 2005 August 2005August 2006August 2007September 2008 Educational Interpreter Submits Credentials to Supervisor Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education Educational Interpreter Submits Credentials to Supervisor Educational Interpreter Must Have Standard Certification Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education

17 Don’t Wait !

18  What happens if I do not have a passing score on a performance assessment by September 1, 2005? Meet with supervisor regarding other opportunities for employment within the district May re-take performance assessment after 9 months

19 How do I achieve standard certification?  Academic Route  Performance Route

20 Sign Language Endorsement  Academic Route Associate Degree or Higher Passing Score on the EIPA 15 hours of coursework  Performance Route HS Diploma or GED National Certificate from RID or NAD Passing Score on EIPA 15 hours of coursework

21 Oral Interpreting Endorsement  Academic Route Associate Degree or Higher Passing Score on RID Oral Interpreting Assessment 15 hours of coursework  Performance Route HS Diploma or GED Passing Score on RID Oral Interpreting Assessment 15 hours of coursework

22 Cued Speech Transliteration Endorsement  Academic Route Associate Degree or Higher Passing Score on Cued Speech Assessment 15 hours of coursework  Performance Route HS Diploma or GED Passing Score on Cued Speech Assessment 15 hours of coursework

23 15 Semester Hours  child development  language development  curriculum development  methods of instruction  legal/ethical issues for educational interpreters  interpreting for students who are deaf/blind

24 How do I apply for standard certification?  Apply to County Office of Education Where you reside Where you are employed  Apply on-line

25 What are the timelines for achieving Standard Certification? September 1, 2008

26 Phase IV Amendment of N.J.A.C. 6A:9  Will be presented to the State Board of Education Fall 2005  Includes recommendations to extend timeline to achieve standard certification of educational interpreters from September 1, 2008 to September 1, 2009  Certification requirements for substitute educational interpreters

27 Proposed Amendment Fall 2005 August 2005August 2006August 2007August 2008 September 2009 Educational Interpreter Submits Credentials to Supervisor Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education Educational Interpreter Submits Credentials to Supervisor Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education Educational Interpreter Submits Credentials to Supervisor Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education Educational Interpreter Must Have Standard Certification Superintendent applies for emergency certification through the County Office of Education

28 Proposed Credentials for Substitute Educational Interpreters  Must meet emergency certification requirements High school diploma/GED Passing Score on performance assessment  Must follow LEA procedures for substitutes criminal history qualification letter fee


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