Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the certificate program if they are enrolled in the MS program in communication disorders at ASU.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. letter of intent or written statement
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa will need to first apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Candidates who have undergraduate deficiencies may need to take required prerequisite courses.

Program requirements

17 credit hours including an applied project (SHS 593)

Required Core (11 credit hours)
SHS 524 Counseling in Communication Disorders (2)
SHS 570 Communication Disorders and Multicultural Populations (2)
SHS 586 Language Essentials for Teaching Reading (2)
SHS 588 Bilingual Language Acquisition (3)
SHS 597 Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (2)

Other Requirement (4 credit hours)
SHS 584 Clinical Internship (4)

Culminating Experience (2 credit hours)
SHS 593 Applied Project (2)

Additional Curriculum Information
The culminating experience is an applied, community-based project that builds depth of knowledge resulting in a paper that students must present to the academic unit.

As part of the certificate requirements, students also must complete an online module on parent training with culturally and linguistically appropriate techniques.

Students who wish to obtain a bilingual endorsement must complete the Arizona Classroom Teacher Spanish Proficiency Examination administered by the School of International Letters and Cultures.