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The South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC) was a partnership between Clemson University and the South Carolina Department of Education from 2016-2020.  Although the funding cycle for the SCEIC has finished,  Clemson University has applied for continued funding.  Until such time as funding has been awarded, we are not able to offer any professional development, mentoring, testing or technical assistance.  We know this is disappointing for educational interpreters and district administrators seeking to improve access for deaf students. As soon as we have news on a new funding award we will be posting our activities.  In the meanwhile, if you have questions or concerns about the SCEIC and funding please feel free to contact Sara McKay at: and/or Dr. Stephen Fitzmaurice at: 


For every Deaf and Hard of Hearing student to have equitable access to the entire school experience through highly qualified educational interpreters.

"We want to ensure our children get the best interpreting services possible so they are successful in school and in life." John Payne SC Department of Education
Office of Special Education Services Director


In keeping with its mission and to equip educational interpreters with the means to improve their interpreting skill set, the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center will provide:

  • educational interpreting skills assessment
  • educational interpreting knowledge assessment
  • targeted professional development opportunities
  • diagnostic and mentoring services
  • general support and advocacy on behalf of educational interpreters and Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
SCEIC Spotlight

SCEIC Spotlight

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of American Sign Language interpreting at Clemson University, has been awarded $1,011,547 from the South Carolina Department of Education to establish the first South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center at the University Center in Greenville. Clemson will partner with the South Carolina State Department of Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind to open the new center. READ MORE...

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