Speech-Language Pathology Prerequisites (SLPP) Program

Introduction   |   Coursework   |   Application Requirements   |   Detailed Description

The application deadline for the cohort that begins in summer 2015 and finishes in summer 2016 has passed.  The 2015 cohort is full.  We will begin accepting applications in June 2015 for the cohort that begins in summer 2016. The application deadline for the summer 2016 cohort is March 1, 2016.

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 Graduate Speech-Language Pathology (MA-SLP) Programs.  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.

Please contact the SLPP Program Coordinator at slpp@colorado.edu with any program related or application inquiries.

SLPP Application and program advising is done via email since it is an online program of study.  Email inquiries to slpp@colorado.edu will result in the fastest response to your questions.

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