The University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a series of distance-learning coursework to be offered through CU Continuing Education to prepare individuals who have a BA/BS degree to complete the SLHS prerequisites necessary to apply to:
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certification Programs or
The initiative is the result of collaboration among the Colorado Consortium (Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado, and Metropolitan State College of Denver), the Colorado Department of Education and the BOCES Association of Colorado. The leveling coursework supports individuals in a career path to address the continuing shortage of qualified personnel to work with students with communication, language, and learning challenges in our public schools. Preference may be given to qualified candidates from rural or high needs areas in Colorado or who are sponsored by their BOCES or administrative unit. Ten seats are reserved for applicants from BOCES-sponsored or other high-need districts. However, if qualified candidates are not available from BOCES or other high-need districts, qualified applicants fill those seats.
Coursework involves 24 credits of prerequisite coursework to be completed in 4 semesters (2 courses each semester). These courses are designed to meet admission requirements for SLPA certification programs and/or MA-level graduate programs. However, decisions on what prerequisites are accepted are made by the accepting institution. Students should verify with their intended program of study to ensure that the SLPP courses meet their requirements. Applicants must have a BA/BS degree, a GPA of 2.8, and complete all application requirements.
SLPP program advising is done via email since it is an online program of study. Please contact the SLPP Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program or application process.
Applications are currently being accepted for the cohort that begins in summer 2014 and finishes in summer 2015. See Application Requirements for more information and application requirements/instructions.