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With this certificate you have the clinical skills to work as a speech-language pathology assistant, and you are better prepared for graduate programs in speech-language pathology. This certificate meets the American Speech Language Hearing Association's recommendations and guidelines for SLPA programs.
The speech-language pathology assistant certificate program prepares students to work with individuals with communication disorders, under the direction of a licensed speech-language pathologist.
Students majoring in speech and hearing science or persons already holding a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science receive additional coursework and clinical training to be eligible for the speech-language pathology assistant licensure.
Speech-language pathology assistants work under the direction and supervision of speech-language pathologists in schools, clinics and rehabilitation agencies that provide speech and language services.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Students should apply using the link below. You will need to submit the following information into the online application:
Please set aside approximately two hours to complete, possibly less if materials (statement of intent/transcripts) are prepared in advance. The expectation is the application is to be completed in one sitting. Please note that if the application is not submitted in one sitting your information may not be saved and a new application will need to be completed.
Students who have completed at least nine credit hours in speech and hearing science coursework with at least a 2.75 GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in those courses are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted from students who have completed a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science or communication disorders from a program accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, providing their GPA in the major was at least 2.75.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.