The CATIE Center is committed to promoting excellence in interpreting education. Our work involves 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.

About Us

St. Catherine University has been awarded grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration to advance interpreter education since 1999. Recently, two grants were awarded for 2021-2026.

Dive In: Building Skills and Confidence in Interpreting 

The Dive In project supports both Deaf and hearing novice interpreters to gain the credentials needed to take the next step in their careers. Whether novices are working toward earning CDI, NIC, or BEI certification, obtaining state licensure, or passing an agency screening, the Dive In project will offer resources to support the growth and development of interpreting competencies.  (Award #: H160D210003) 

Project Level Up: Advancing ASL-English Healthcare Interpreter Competencies 

Project Level Up will increase the knowledge, skills, and competencies of interpreters and thus contribute to reducing the equity gaps in healthcare communication for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals in healthcare settings. (Award #: H160D210004)

Both projects have facilitated cohorts and will add self-directed tracks in 2023.  

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Although the contents of this webpage 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.