Jennifer St. Clair
The post-masters certificate in advanced speech-language pathology is for individuals who want to increase their depth of knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology while also acquiring academic credits required for advancement in their careers. The program is one of two such programs in the country and is currently the only program in California.
Current practitioners will gain advanced knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology, with specific focus on evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Certificate students will become adept at analyzing and synthesizing the existing research literature as they design and conduct their own projects related to their place of employment.
The completion of their programs will include a capstone presentation for the dissemination of their projects. Four of the courses in this program may be credited toward and used as a ladder into the Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (S.L.P.D.) Program. However, this is not an automatic expectation, and students would need to formally apply and be accepted into the S.L.P.D. program.
Upon completion of the certificate, a graduate should be able to:
|CMSD 601||Project Planning||4|
|CMSD 602||Project Proposal||4|
|CMSD 603||Project Implementation||4|
|CMSD 604||Project Dissemination||4|
|RELG 510||Christian Service||1|
|SLPD 570||Special Topics in Speech-Language Pathology 1||3|
|SLPD 580||Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology 1||3|
Course may be credited toward the S.L.P.D. program, if admitted.
Four (4) academic quarters — based on less than half-time enrollment.