University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech-Language Pathology

To provide additional educational and practicum experience for speech-language pathologists in the area of diagnosis and treatment of Spanish only and Spanish/English individuals who are suffering speech-language-voice-swallowing disorders. 

Steps for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech-Language Pathology: 

  1. Graduate admission to UTEP. This certificate program is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UTEP (graduate), and students who wish to pursue only the certificate. 
  2. Application via a letter of interest should be submitted to the coordinator of the program. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies, submit a letter of interest, submit official transcripts, and a summary of their clinical experiences.
  3. Course equivalencies will be evaluated and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 
  4. Students must have completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of B or higher to enroll in the certificate program.
    SPLP 2313General Phonetics3
    SPLP 3310Language Development3
  6. An individual must earn a passing score in the following English and Spanish test of proficiency:
    • Spanish Placement Exam administered at the UTEP Testing Center
    • English Placement Exam (TOEFL) administered at the UTEP Testing Center

Clinical Practicum Practice

The candidate must complete at least 75 contact hours with a bilingual population during diagnostic and treatment clinical activities. These hours must be attested to by a supervising speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology. The supervisor must also hold the Certificate of Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology, with at least 200 contact hours with bilingual clients following certification. 

The above is in keeping with ASHA Bilingual Service Provider Guidelines

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 18

Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language (All courses require a grade of B or better for successful completion)
Required Courses:
SLP 5101Clinical Practicum 11
SLP 5102Clinical Practicum 21
SLP 5103Clinical Practicum 31
SLP 5304Clinical Practicum 43
SLP 5305Clinical Practicum 53
SLP 5331Research in CD/EBP3
SLP 5342Probs and Proj in SLP3
SLP 5344DEI and Multilingualism3
Total Hours18