Students will register for two courses to be taken in the semester for which they have been admitted. These courses are as follows:

SLHS 5032: Competencies & Strategies for the SLPA (3 credits).  Includes content regarding roles and responsibilities of the SLPA, Codes of Ethics and ethical issues, standard health precautions and infection control, health and safety policy and procedures, confidentiality (FERPA & HIPAA), culture of public schools, service delivery models, screening protocols, intervention processes and procedures, data collection and documentation, assistive technology, special populations and cultural-linguistic diversity, reflective practice and continuing professional growth. (Tuition: $1440)

SLHS 5930: SLPA Internship (4 credits). Placement for 15-18 hours per week for a total of 180 clock hours including a minimum of 50% supervised provision of 80 hours of direct intervention (in-person/virtual) with students on caseload.  SLPA interns will complete tasks for mentor/supervisor including file reviews, scheduling, research of evidence-based practices, materials preparation, observation of intervention and IEP meetings, and provide other assistance as specified by mentor and within the scope of practice of an SLPA (Asha,2013). Competency development and professional growth will be documented through midterm formal conferences and final semester ratings of specific competencies and completion of internship assignments.  (Tuition: $1920)

Note: Registration for these courses can only be completed through Continuing Education after receiving an official acceptance letter from the program and receipt of the intent to enroll form sent to slpa@colorado.eduTuition is currently $480 per credit hour or $3360.00 for the semester program.  Tuition rates are subject to change. 

The SLPA program is only offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.