Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the SLP

Are you interested in being a speech-language pathologist who works with students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH)? Enhance your degree with a certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Program features

A teacher working with a DHH child

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 evidence-based practice for SLPs working with children who are DHH
  • Three semester credit hours (75 clock hours) of a clinical practicum experience assessing and treating children who are DHH under the supervision of an ASHA-certified SLP with experience in this area (NOTE: if you are already a licensed and certified SLP, you must secure an approved supervisor/mentor for this clinical experience.)

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

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

Admission to the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the SLP

Program Contact

Dr. Christopher Bolinger

Application Deadlines


Admission Requirements

  • Accepted to or currently enrolled in the TWU master’s of speech-language pathology program or a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.
  • Sign language skills (intermediate or better).
  • This application process is only for currently licensed and certified speech-language pathologists.
  • Applicants for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 complete and submit to the following to: Communication Sciences and Oral Health
    1. In a one-page essay, please answer the following questions 
      • Describe your level of proficiency with sign language
      • describe your experiences working with children who are D/HH
      • Describe your reasons for pursuing this certificate.
    2. Complete the department application.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

For questions contact

Sarah Wainscott, PhD, CCC-A, CED
Associate Professor
MCL 843

Page last updated 10:04 AM, March 26, 2024