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Speech Language Pathology
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Speech Language Pathology

The Speech Language Pathology program provides support to speech language pathologists and assistants to improve outcomes for students identified with speech impairment (SI) and to meet the requirements of state and federal regulations.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Research-based professional development

  • Professional assistance via phone, email or in-district

  • In-district student observations and consultations

  • Continuing professional development hours appropriate for license renewal

  • Access to the TWU TETN SLP Master's Distance Learning Program

The TWU TETN SLP Master’s Distance Learning Program provides support to speech language pathology assistants and others who wish to obtain a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Woman’s University to enable them to work in Texas public schools. This program is provided through the collaboration of TEA, TWU, and participating ESCs and is certified by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates will be prepared to apply for their Texas license in speech pathology and for certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association. To learn more detailed information on both undergraduate leveling courses and the graduate program, visit the TWU SLP Distance Venue website.

 

ESC Region 12 provides:

  • Access to mandatory information meetings for potential applicants
  • Access to live video-conferenced classes at ESC Region 12
  • On-site coordinator for evening classes
  • Consultative/professional assistance and support to students and supervisors
  • Facilitation of training for district supervisors of students enrolled in the program

 

NOTE: While applicants accepted into this program will be fully prepared to serve in any professional setting, this program is intended to help ameliorate the shortage of licensed, certified SLPs in Texas public schools and is open only to those committed to employment with a public school district.

    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree in CSD or other field or will have completed the degree by the start of a new cycle
    • Attendance at one mandatory information meeting
    • Meet the admissions standards of both the TWU Graduate School and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Obtain and maintain sponsorships of a local school district and a participating ESC
    • Completion of leveling courses for those who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. These courses must be completed prior to the start of a new cycle. Leveling courses are offered online by TWU and may be available through other universities. ESC Region 12 is not involved in the application for or delivery of the leveling courses.
    • To learn more detailed information on both undergraduate leveling courses and the graduate program, visit the TWU SLP Distance Venue website.
    • The program is currently in its 9th cycle with graduation in summer of 2019.
    • A 10th cycle has been approved and mandatory information meetings are now scheduled. Participants interested in applying to the SLP Master's Degree Program - Statewide Distance Venue - Cycle 10, MUST attend one full information meeting. Details including registration links are below.
    Date Time Location Registration Link
    May 10, 2018 4:30-7:30 ESC Region 12 TBA
    May 30, 2018 4:30-7:30 ESC Region 12 TBA
    June 18, 2018 4:45-7:30 ESC Region 12 TBA
    July 16, 2018 3:00-6:30 Webinar (not ESC) https://goo.gl/iWMuUd
    • Applications for the 10th cycle of the graduate program are being accepted by TWU until October 1, 2018; late applications are not accepted. Master's level coursework begins in 2019 and runs through 2021.
    • For complete details applicants should refer to their Information Meeting packets and/or the TWU SLP Distance Venue website shared above.

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