Educational interpreters may use the resources below for professional development and as tools for enhancing their support of students.

MDE-LIO does not endorse the purchase or use of any non-State Board of Education-adopted commercial products. Products and services noted below are included for information only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation of MDE-LIO.

Resources

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

LARA’s website provides information on Michigan interpreter rules, certification information, the Michigan Online Interpreter System, and interpreter continuing education applications.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)

RID is a membership organization that includes professional interpreters and transliterators.

Michigan Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MIRID)

MIRID is the Michigan chapter of RID. MIRID provides workshops and information for interpreters working in Michigan.

Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings

This document, from the National Association of Interpreters in Education, is part of a national effort to identify educational interpreting standards and appropriate considerations for interpreter qualifications, roles, responsibilities, and ethical conduct.

Classroom Interpreting Guide for Interpreters

This Gallaudet University guide helps interpreters understand how they can best support students who are DHH. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you.

Classroom Interpreting Guide for Interpreters Working With Students who use Cochlear Implants

This guide from Gallaudet University helps interpreters who work specifically with students who use cochlear implants. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you.