Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Itinerant Teachers are educators holding a Master’s level degree, specific to the field of education for students who are deaf or hard or hearing. Their role is to provide either direct instruction or consultation services in support of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (birth to high school graduation). Service is delivered in communication and collaboration with families and school-based teams.
Educational Interpreters are professionals that function as an integral part of school-based teams in which ASL is determined as the language of access. APSEA Educational Interpreters hold an ASL/English Interpreting diploma at minimum and have met the required competency on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment. Their role is to support and contribute to an accessible learning environment that facilitates deaf and hard of hearing students’ active engagement in learning, independence, self-advocacy and social interactions.