Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology for Practitioners (Z141)

Graduate Certificate Program
College: Behavioral & Social Sciences 

ABSTRACT

The Post-Master's Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology for Practitioners provides speech language pathologists with the knowledge and skills needed to serve clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The 12-credit program utilizes the semester academic calendar to offer five courses that emphasize the clinical application and training in bilingual service delivery. Upon completion, students will be able to diagnose communication disorders in both bilingual and monolingual speakers, apply intervention strategies for treatment of communication disorders, demonstrate knowledge about current issues in cultural and linguistic diversity in the field of speech-language pathology, and explain the social and cognitive processes underlying bilingualism and bilingual language development. A conferred master's degree in speech-language pathology is required for full admission into this certificate. Students can begin applying in the final semester of their master's program.

CONTACT 

José Ortiz
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
0100 Samuel J. LeFrak Hall
7251 Preinkert Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.4228
Email: jortiz5@umd.edu

Website: https://hesp.umd.edu/graduate/bilingual-certification-program-speech-language-pathology

Courses: HESP

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents N/A January 5, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants N/A N/A

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: oes.umd.edu/professionals-post-baccalaureates/professional-graduate-programs/bilingual-speech-language-pathology/program-overview
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/application-process/step-step-guide-applying