SLP/Audiology-Assistant Certificate

We are now offering a Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology-Assistant Certificate! What exactly does that mean, you ask?

  • This certificate will allow students to become assistants in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and includes an increased amount of credit hours dedicated to clinical application and observation in the fields of SLP and Audiology.
  • Being an SLP/A-assistant provides the opportunity to directly work with and help individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders in schools, clinics, and hospitals, under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist.
  • The SLP/A-A certificate is a pathway into the speech-language pathology/audiology professions. SLP/A-Assistants are not certified as Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists as certified SLPS and audiologists are required to complete graduate training. The SLP/A-A Certificate, however, can be a stepping stone to working toward the goal of becoming a certified SLP or Audiologist in the following ways:
    •  SLP/A-A courses can be  counted as part of a University of Montana Communicative Sciences and Disorders Bachelors of Arts degree if students complete other UM Bachelors of Arts general education requirements.
    • For students who have already completed a bachelors degree in areas other than Communicative Sciences and Disorders, the completion  of the majority of classes in the SLP/A-A curriculum provide requisite training to apply for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology in order to become a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

How can you earn the certificate?

  • The Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Assistant requires 39 Degree Specific Credits:
    • Lower-Division Courses-10 credits
    • Upper-Division Courses-29 credits
    • Total Credit hours-39
    • Please see attachment for specific courses
  • Additional courses added onto the BA in Communicative Sciences and Disorders:
    • SLHOS or CSD 205 Clinical Application and Observations in SLP & Audiology for 1 credit
    • SLHOS or CSD 361 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Assistants for 2 credits
    • SLHOS or CSD 461 Advanced Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Assistants for 3 credits
  • Additional courses added onto the SELL Online Leveling requirements and On Campus Leveling Requirements:
    • SLHOS or CSD 110 Introduction to Speech, Language, and Audiology for 3 credits
    • SLHOS or CSD 205 Clinical Application and Observations in SLP & Audiology for 1 credit
    • SLHOS or CSD 361 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Assistants for 2 credits
    • SLHOS or CSD 461 Advanced Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Assistants for 3 credits

If adding the courses onto the SELL Online Leveling program, please note you will need to apply to the University of Montana in order to register for the additional courses.

Students previously enrolled at The University of Montana-Missoula who have interrupted their enrollment for 24 months or more must submit an application for readmission. Applications for readmission may be obtained from the Registrar's, Admissions, or Graduate School Offices.
To apply, please submit applications online via:

https://csd.submittable.com/submit/142066/university-of-montana-speech-language-pathology-audiology-assistant-certificate-p

Contact Meghann Schroeder at Meghann.schroeder@mso.umt.edu or (406)243-6105 for more detailed information and advising support.