Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology prepares professionals who already have baccalaureate degrees for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology. A master's degree would prepare them to work with clients across the lifespan.

Those students who already have a baccalaureate degree may obtain a Speech-Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate by completing the following requirements.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Admission Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs. Complete the UAA Undergraduate Application for Admission, available on the UAA Admissions website.

Admission to the College of Education Special Education Department

In order to be admitted to the College of Education as a Speech-Language Pathology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program candidate, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a departmental application for admission to the program by one of the following dates: March 1, August 1 or November 1. Please be aware that the admission deadlines for UAA may vary from those of the Special Education Department. For financial aid purposes, applicants must adhere to the deadlines established for the UAA Undergraduate Application for Admission.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for the baccalaureate degree.

Academic Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

EDSL A301Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing3
EDSL A302Phonetics3
EDSL A303Language Development Across the Lifespan3
EDSL A401Phonology and Articulation Development and Disorders3
EDSL A402Audiology3
EDSL A403Aural Rehabilitation3
EDSL A410Speech Science3
EDSL A411Neurological Foundations of Speech and Hearing3
Total Credits24

A total of 24 credits is required for the certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech Language Pathology will be able to:

  1. Identify anatomical structures and physiological processes that support the communication and swallowing processes.
  2. Describe the role of the systems of respiration, phonation, and articulation/resonance in the production of a spoken word.
  3. Identify milestones in normal speech and language development.
  4. Identify common disorders that affect the ability to communicate.
  5. Discuss the impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds on speech and language development and determination of speech or language difference vs. disorder.