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Educational Interpreter Services

Educational Interpreter Advisory Board (EIAB)

Purpose: The purpose of the Educational Interpreter Advisory Board is to provide advice to the CDE Consultant for Deaf Education regarding educational interpreter issues.

List of EIAB Board Members

  • Ruth Mathers
  • Ali Boyle
  • Carie Brannam
  • Dena Bethel

  • Donna Ewing
  • Karen Humphrey
  • Leilani Johnson
  • Lisa Weiss

  • Nadelle Payne
  • Pat Himes
  • Sara Kennedy


Webinar:  Educational Interpreters - Access and Qualifications, November 14, 2013

Webinar Link


Training Programs

Four Year Training Programs

The UNC DO IT Center's American Sign Language-English Interpretation program is an online (with summer onsite requirements), 11-semester, baccalaureate degree program that prepares majors to provide competent interpreting services in ASL.

University of Northern Colorado

Two Year Training Programs

Two year training programs offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Interpreter Preparation preparing students for entry-level employment as sign language interpreters.

Front Range Community College

Pikes Peak Community College (AA)

Finishing Programs

Regis University


Professional Organizations


Authorization of Interpreters

Authorization: Educational Interpreter
To apply for Authorization: Educational Interpreter, you must have the following credentials:

  • AA Degree
  • EIPA Written Test (passed)
  • EIPA Performance Test (3.5 or higher score)

If you satisfy these three requirements, you may apply online for your Authorization: Educational Interpreter.

Temporary Status
If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply for your Temporary Educator Eligibility (TEE) and Temporary Educational Interpreter (TEI) authorization. You must apply for both. The TEE and TEI are issued for one school year (July-June), are renewed each school year and expire after three years if you do not meet the requirements for Authorization: Educational Interpreter by the end of your third year. To apply, you must be working on and provide evidence of the following each year:

  • Currently working on or have an AA Degree
  • Taken the EIPA Written Test, pass or fail, or are scheduled to take the EIPA Written Test
  • Taken the EIPA Performance Test, 3.4 or below, or are scheduled to take the EIPA Performance Test
  • Taken the EIPA Pre-Hiring Screening offered by your school district

You apply online for your TEE and you complete the TEI by hand and mail to the address provided on the form.



Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

To register online for written test:

To register for performance test:


  2. Contact the state proctor found on the same website


Cued Speech Assessment


Interpreter Mentoring

Contact Ruth Mathers for information




Listserv for Educational Interpreters

To join this listserv, send an email to Ruth Mathers or call 303-866-6909.

For information about the Colorado Educational Interpreter Standards, continuing education, or other information specifically regarding educational interpreting, please contact:

Ali Boyle, Colorado Educational Interpreter Coordinator
Phone: (303) 506-9316



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Denver, CO 80203
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