In an effort to address the ongoing shortage of master's level speech-language pathologists in the schools, a partnership was formed among the Education Service Centers of Texas, Texas Woman's University, the Texas Education Agency and local educational entities to provide a master's degree program for both in-field and out-of-field students. This program, fully accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), utilizes a combination of videoconferencing and web-based instruction as well as clinical experiences on school campuses, in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers and special summer camps. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates to apply for Texas licensure in speech pathology and for ASHA certification. Candidates who do not wish to work in Texas schools are not eligible for admission to this program.
The Cycle 9 graduate program starts May 2017. TWU has confirmed which students have been accepted for this cycle. The cycle admissions are closed.
We will receive notification from our partners, Texas Educational Agency and Educational Service Center Region 10, in early 2018 regarding approval for Cycle 10. Information meetings will be held during the first half of 2018 which will be mandatory for everyone interested in applying to Cycle 10. The applications will be due in fall of 2018 and the cohort will begin in summer 2019. TWU will offer leveling programs in 2018. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
TWU is offering an SLP Bilingual Certificate Option for bilingual students accepted into Cycle 9 and for the upcoming Cycle 10 program. This option requires additional coursework and 75 hours of supervised clinical practicum in the schools. The purpose of this new enhancement is to better serve children receiving speech therapy services in a language other than English.
TWU Master of Science in Speech-Pathology
(includes degree plan, etc.)
TWU Distance Venue information
TWU Pre-Leveling Program information
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Texas Department SLP Assistant Licensing Requirements http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/sp_req.shtm
Additional questions may be directed to Anne Whitley:
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