Post-bacc Certificate in Multicultural and Diversity Studies for the SLP

Do you want additional knowledge and experience working with diverse populations and are studying SLP at TWU? Enhance your degree with a Certificate in Multicultural and Diversity Studies.

Program Features

  • Study the intersection of communication disorders and cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • Combines with an MS in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Includes practicum opportunities
  • 100% online courses
  • Variety of courses to choose from based on area of interest

Program Requirements

In this certificate program you will complete 12 semester credit hours, with:

  • Nine semester credit hours (four classes) of academic coursework focused on multiculturalism and diversity  
  • Three semester credit hours (75 clock hours) of a clinical practicum experience assessing and treating culturally and linguistically diverse individuals

You must successfully pass a portfolio examination at the end of the program and earn grades of A or B in all classes.

Degree Requirements

Interested students will be required to apply and be accepted to the graduate SLP program.

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COMS 5211 

Counseling in a Cross-Cultural Society 

COMS 5222 

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Relevance to Communication Disorders 

COMS 5443 

Clinical Externship 

Electives (based on area of interest) 



Select two of the following: 


SOCI 5643 

Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States 

EDUC 5173

Diversity in the Classroom

EDBE 5653 

Second Language Acquisition 

WS 5193 

Rights, Race, and Social Justice 

HDFS 5603

Aging in Families and Society 

HS 5423 

Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Health Decisions 

HS 5723

Health Care in a Culture of Poverty 

Total SCHs 


Admission Requirements

For questions contact

Bita Payesteh, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
MCL 848

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