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 individuals with Spanish-only and Spanish/English language history and needs who have 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 meets the ASHA Bilingual Service Provider Guidelines with at least 200 contact hours with bilingual clients following ASHA 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