This online course is intended to be an overview of introductory topics related to special education and is designed to instruct school staff members who speak multiple languages and who fill the role of foreign language interpreters within the special education setting.
The course participant will gain an overview of key special education terminology, gain a better understanding of an interpreter’s role within special education standardized testing, gain information regarding situations within a school system in which he/she may be asked to act as an interpreter, and learn about ethics for interpreters.
- The course is self-paced and is available 24/7 via web access after you activate your account. Students are able to interact with the instructor via an email link.
- Training consists of 10 modules and students can register at any time within the semester. Modules need to be completed by the close of the semester to receive a certificate of completion.
- No textbook required.
- Students who are successful in this course need to have access to internet and a computer rather than a tablet or mobile device. Students are expected to be able to follow video and written instructions for uploading assignments and videos to the course page. Access to printing may also be beneficial.
- Upon completion, students will receive an eCertificate of Completion (1.0 CEUs) via email.
Expected Time Commitment: Approximately 10-12 hours
Session open from July 1 through December 20, 2022. Register anytime!
Coursework needs to be completed by December 20, 2022, to receive a certificate of completion.
When creating a student account, enter your name as you would like it to appear on your certificate of completion.
Would you like us to bill your employer? Register via paper form.
Provide the employer billing information on the registration form
including a purchase order number. An invoice will be sent after the student is registered for the course; payable within 30 days.
What can I expect to happen after I register?
1) Your registration information will be used to create your e-learning ID (StarID) which will be your Username at login.
2) Students will claim/or update their StarID (username). Students will follow the instructions provided in the email confirmation to activate their account and set a password.
3) The e-learning platform used is D2L Brightspace for Continuing Education & Customized Training.
4) Once activation is complete, students will log into D2L Brightspace using their StarID and the password they have created. Note: The system updates every ten minutes, so your username (StarID) and password may not be active immediately.
We recommend choosing a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox during this training; Internet Explorer is not compatible with D2L Brightspace.