CATIE Center

We serve as a Collaborative for the Advancement of Teaching Interpreting Excellence, leading a national initiative providing resources for interpreting in healthcare settings.


The CATIE Center is committed to promoting excellence in interpreting education. Our education and research efforts involve Deaf and hearing faculty, staff, students, stakeholders and innovative partners both locally and nationally. Established in 2005 as the Collaborative for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence, we now go by the name CATIE.

contact us

St. Paul Campus
Music Building | Room 201
2004 Randolph Avenue
Mailbox# 4280
St. Paul, MN 55105

Telephone: 651.690.6770
Videophone: 651.212.7407
catiecenter@stkate.edu


About Us

St. Catherine University has received grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration to advance interpreter education since 1999. In 2016, two grants were awarded for 2017–2021:

  • Graduation to Certification: Under award H160C160001, the CATIE Center will investigate, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based practices to decrease the time between graduation and certification.
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Interpreting: Under award H160D160003, the CATIE Center will focus on increasing the number and diversity of certified interpreters available to work in mental and behavioral health settings.

We will share more information on each project in the coming months. If you’d like to receive email updates about our projects, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Although the contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.


Earn CEUs

St. Catherine University's CATIE Center is an RID-approved sponsor of continuing education activities. Please read below for the different types of CEUs we sponsor, and click on the link for instructions and forms.

Sponsorship is Limited
The CATIE Center only sponsors activities that are professional studies content in the following topic areas: Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, and Other: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. RID offers a full description of what qualifies as professional studies.

To find another sponsor, search RID's sponsor database.

Participant-Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA)

You must apply and receive approval of CEU sponsorship before the activity begins.

The activity must qualify as professional studies content in one of the following topic areas: Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, or Other: Domestic Violence and Assault.

Fee (non-refundable): $30; $20 if registering as a group

Participants who do not attend the activity will not earn CEUs and will not receive a refund.

  1. Contact us to discuss the educational activity, workshop, conference or in-service training you would like to attend for RID continuing education units. Together we will review the proposed activity and decide if it will qualify for RID CEUs.
  2. Complete and sign the PINRA form.
  3. Submit the completed form and the activity flyer or outline to the CATIE Center via email. Upon notification of approval, submit your payment online.

Academic Coursework

The course must qualify as professional studies content in one of the following topic areas: Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, and Other: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to be considered for sponsorship.

Fee (non-refundable): $30

  1. Contact us to confirm your course qualifies for professional studies CEUs.
  2. Complete coursework at a CHEA-accredited institution, earning a grade of 'C' or better.
  3. Complete the academic coursework CEU form.
  4. Send required documents to the CATIE Center, and submit your payment online.

Independent Study

You must apply and receive approval of CEU sponsorship before the activity begins.

Sponsorship is limited to professional studies activities in the following topic areas: Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, and Other: Domestic Violence and Assault.

Self-Designed Independent Study Fee (non-refundable): $60

  1. Contact us to discuss your independent study idea. Together we will review the proposed activity and decide if it qualifies for RID CEUs.
  2. Complete and sign the independent study form.
  3. Submit the completed form to the CATIE Center via email.
  4. Upon notification of approval, submit your payment online.

Follow this process to award RID CEUs at a workshop you are coordinating. Applications are due to the CATIE Center at least 45 days prior to the event. Sponsorship is limited to professional studies activities in the following topic areas: Mental Health, Drugs/Alcohol, and Other: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

If you think your activity qualifies for sponsorship, please contact catiecenter@stkate.edu to request an application.

To find another sponsor, search RID's sponsor database.


Medical Interpreting

St. Catherine University offered the first interpreter training program with an emphasis on preparing interpreters to work in medical settings. We are proud to be a leader in healthcare interpreting.

Whether working in classrooms, emergency or clinical settings, interpreters need to have the skills of effectively describing anatomy in American Sign Language. Interpreters are frequently encounter common procedures, diseases and conditions. The CATIE Center developed these modules in response to that need.


More Resources

We are proud to support the dissemination of the Deaf Self-Advocacy Training curriculum and NCIEC webinars for interpreters.