The Bilingual Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology allows graduate students to specialize in evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bilingual children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments. Students who earn this certificate will demonstrate knowledge of how the structure of common languages spoken in the United States compares and contrasts with English, how to appropriately assess and treat all languages in the bilingual or multilingual individual, how to train and implement the use of interpreters, and cultural awareness and sensitivity in the clinical setting.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona offers graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Our faculty members are active researchers, dynamic classroom instructors, and leaders in the profession. Students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Ph.D)
Bilingual Audiology (Certificate NDP)
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate NDP)
Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS-SLHS) or the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) to be eligible for the Bilingual Certificate Program. PhD applicants must have a clinical degree.
We do not require any additional standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.
Students will be required to take 11 credits: (1) one course within the SLHS department that focuses on bilingualism,& multiculturalism, and nonmainstream dialects; (2) a bilingual clinical practicum supervised by a bilingual speech‐language pathologist in one setting or an accumulated number of contact hours across clinical placements with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; (3) a phonetics course in a language other than English (outside of our department), and (4) one elective course outside or within our department related to bilingualism and/or multiculturalism (11 credits).
Course enrollment must be approved by SLHS faculty and according to Department policy.