The University of Vermont offers two post baccalaureate educational opportunities for those interested in the field of communication science and disorders.
NOTE: If you are an out-of-state student and enroll in either certificate program you will benefit by paying the differential tuition which is currently the same as the in-state tuition rate for these courses, whereas if you took them outside of the certificate program, you would pay the higher out-of-state tuition. See this site for tuition costs: http://www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv/?Page=ce-tuition.html&SM=tuitionsubmenu.html
The course sequence for Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) requires the completion of 7 online courses (21 credits), with 15 credits being academically-based and 6 credits concentrating on clinical practice. Our curriculum includes the study of communication development and disorders, sound and language structure, working with culturally diverse populations, and working as a member of a collaborative team, in order to assist a supervising SLP. We value best practice efforts within inclusive educational settings, utilizing evidence-based intervention strategies for children with communication challenges and differences. We further recognize the need for communication services for very young children, birth to three years old, and provide training in family-based services…more.
Take the 6 online prerequisite courses necessary for admission to the Master of Science Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, designed to be completed in a maximum of 3 semesters. Please note that this degree program is not currently offered online. You need not be enrolled in the SLPA sequence or applying to the UVM program in CSD in order to take the prerequisite courses. Also, they can be taken individually…more.