Multilingualism and Culturally Responsive Practice in SLP, Graduate Certificate

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The graduate Certificate in Multilingualism and Culturally Responsive Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) requires a total of 13 s.h. of credit: 10 s.h. of academic coursework and 3 s.h. of supervised clinical practicum. The certificate is open to graduate students currently enrolled and in good standing in the Master of Arts in speech pathology and audiology and is completed concurrently with the MA coursework. Enrollment in the certificate is subject to availability of clinical placements. Interested prospective or current students should contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The certificate provides specialized academic and clinical training in culturally responsive speech-language assessment and treatment practices for bilingual/multilingual and multicultural populations. Bilingualism, multilingualism, or second-language proficiency are not requirements for this certificate.

The graduate Certificate in Multilingualism and Culturally Responsive Practice in Speech-Language Pathology requires the following coursework.

Required Courses

Course # Title Hours
All of these:
CSD:4130Reducing Disparities and Inequities in Communication Sciences and Disorders1
CSD:5104Language Disorders in School-Aged Children3
CSD:5258Multilingualism and Culturally Responsive Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders3

Elective Course

Students complete 3 s.h. selected from a list of approved courses. Alternatively, students may complete a course approved by the director of the certificate that covers linguistic aspects of a language other than English; issues related to global engagement; or issues related to cultural, social, or linguistic diversity. Students should discuss their language experience and interest areas with an advisor to identify the most suitable course.

Students who choose to complete a capstone course do so under the advisement of a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Course # Title Hours
One of these:
CSD:7239Speech-Language Pathology Capstone in Multilingualism and Culturally Responsive Practice3
EDTL:6483/ASIA:6483/SLA:6506Multilingual Education and Applied Linguistics3
FREN:4007Topics in French Linguistics3
JPNS:5301Japanese Linguistics3
LING:3101/KORE:3100Introduction to Korean Linguistics3
LING:3105/PORT:3105/SPAN:3105Linguistic Aspects of the Lusophone World3
LING:3190/PSY:3190Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism3
LING:3302/CHIN:3302/SLA:3302Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3
LING:5030/SLA:5401First Language Acquisition3
LING:6483Multilingual Education and Applied Linguistics3
SLA:6501/EDTL:6484Bi/Multilingual Literacies3
SPAN:3130Introduction to Bilingualism3
SPAN:4100/SLA:4301Introduction to Spanish Phonology3
SPAN:4150/SLA:4300Introduction to Spanish Syntax3
SPAN:4205/GHS:4205Culture, Language, and Health3
SPAN:6110/SLA:6303Spanish Phonology3
SPAN:6120/SLA:6304Spanish Syntax3
SPAN:6150/SLA:6301Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition3
Elective approved by certificate director3

Required Clinical Practicum

Course # Title Hours
Students may take any combination of the following classes to add up to 3 s.h.
CSD:5306Speech-Language Pathology Multilingual/Multicultural Outplacement: Schoolarr.
CSD:5307Speech-Language Pathology Multilingual/Multicultural Outplacement: Non-Schoolarr.
CSD:5308Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology Multilingual/Multiculturalarr.