This 12 semester credit hour certificate program prepares graduate students to assess and treat communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The program includes online academic coursework and a supervised clinical practicum opportunity and is available to students concurrently enrolled in the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Effectively diagnose communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
- Effectively treat communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
12 semester credit hours (SCH).
Interested students will be required to apply and be accepted to the graduate program in speech-language pathology. The required coursework includes 9 SCH of online academic classes and 3 SCH of a clinical practicum experience with at least 75 clock hours of assessing and treating culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. Students must earn grades of A or B in all classes and successfully pass a portfolio examination.
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|COMS 5222||Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Relevance to Communication Disorders||2|
|COMS 5443||Clinical Externship||3|
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