2022 Projected SLP Course Sequence for Students Seeking Multicultural Certificate

Summer First Semester – 9 Credit Hours of Coursework

  • ETR 521 - Educational Statistics
  • COMD 601 - Principles of Assessment in Communicative Disorders
  • COMD 605 - AAC
  • COMD 773 - Advanced Professional Issues (1)
  • LTIC 547 - Assessment of Language Minority Students if not second summer (additional certificate course)

First Fall Semester – 12 Credit Hours of Coursework Plus 2 Hours of Clinic

  • COMD 603 - Communication Disorders in Early Childhood
  • COMD 671 - Speech Sound Disorders
  • COMD 684 - Swallowing Disorders
  • COMD 610 - Multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology
  • COMD 687 - Speech-Language Practicum: Speech and Hearing Clinic (2 hours)

Pass the ISBE proficiency test for the language they want to work in if also seeking PEL bilingual endorsement

First Spring Semester – 12 Credit Hours of Coursework Plus 2 Hours of Clinic

  • COMD 421 - Aural Rehabilitation (if not taken earlier)
  • COMD 607 - Language Disorders in School-age Populations
  • COMD 674 - Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders of Neurologically Impaired Adults
  • COMD 618 - Autism & Social Communication Disorders
  • COMD 687 - Speech-Language Practicum: Speech and Hearing Clinic (2 hours)
  • COMD 775 - Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology: CLD (additional certificate course)

Second Summer – 6 Credit Hours of Coursework Plus 2 Hours of Clinic

  • COMD 775 - Seminar in Stuttering Management and Remediation (1 hour)
  • COMD 775 - Seminar in Voice Disorders: Research and Therapy (2 hours)
  • COMD 687 - Speech-Language Practicum: Speech and Hearing Clinic (2 hours)
  • LTIC 547 - Assessment of Language Minority Students if not first summer (additional certificate course)

Second Fall Semester – 12 Credit Hours of Coursework Plus 2-3 Hours of Clinic

  • HDFS 588 - Working with Ethnically Diverse Children & Families in the U.S. (additional certificate course)
  • COMD 676 - Organization and Planning of Speech, Language, and Hearing Services
  • COMD 680 - Medical Aspects in Speech-Language Pathology
  • COMD 602 - Motor Speech Disorders: Assessment & Treatment
    • or COMD 784 - Pediatric Swallowing Disorders
  • COMD 687 - Speech-Language Practicum: Speech and Hearing Clinic (2 hours)
  • COMD 690 - Part-time external placement (1 hour if requested and approved)

Pass the ILTS content test for ISBE PEL

Second Spring Semester – 10 Credit Hours of Full Time External Placements

  • COMD 691 - Advanced Practicum: Educational Speech-Language Pathology (required for PEL)
  • COMD 692 - Advanced Practicum: Clinical Speech-Language Pathology
  • COMD 700 - Portfolio for Multicultural Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (additional certificate course)

Complete the Praxis exam for ASHA CCC

Day two comprehensive examinations