The TWU SLP Distance Learning master's degree program is designed to allow students to work in schools as licensed SLP assistants while completing the requirements for the master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Classes will be held online and at Region 4 ESC starting in 2021.
While applicants accepted into this program will be fully prepared to serve in any professional setting, this program is intended to help ameliorate the shortage of licensed, certified SLPs in Texas public schools and is open only to those committed to employment with a public school district or charter school.
Attendance at one of the Informational Meetings below is a mandatory part of the application process.
The Speech-Language Pathology services at Region 4 Education Service Center address the developmental and educational needs of children and adults with communication disorders. Services provided include:
To view our current professional development offerings for Speech Pathologists, click here to conduct a search via our Region 4 website.
Region 4 Education Service Center is an approved provider of continuing education for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Technical Assistance/Customized Trainings
Technical assistance and customized trainings are designed based on individual needs of a district, private practice, or clinical setting.
TETN/Texas Women's University (TWU) Speech-Language Pathology Master's Degree Program via Distance Learning
The TETN/TWU learning venue is designed to allow students to work in the schools as a licensed assistant while completing the requirements for the master's degree. This learning venue is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Education Agency and provides training opportunities for candidates who wish to practice speech-language pathology in the schools of Texas. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates to apply for Texas licensure in speech pathology and for ASHA certification. Candidates who do not wish to work in Texas schools are not eligible for admission to this program. Application to the program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or completion of all leveling courses in Speech-Language Pathology.
TSHA Speech Impairment Eligibility Guidelines
Speech Language Pathology Services
TSHA Speech Impairment Eligibility Guidelines
In 2000, a TSHA Task Force was created to develop eligibility guidelines for speech impairment in the four areas recognized in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – articulation, language, voice, and fluency. Since that time, guidelines for Language with Other Disabilities and a Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Companion to the Articulation Eligibility Guidelines has been completed. Training on the guidelines has previously only been available through the regional Education Service Centers in Texas and at TSHA Convention.
Starting in Fall 2010, all of the Eligibility Guideline trainings will be available for free as recorded webcasts on-line, along with the manuals and training handouts. Two hours of TSHA approved CEU credit per module is available, or training can be taken to refresh or update knowledge. SLPs can request 2 hours of TSHA continuing education credit for each of these trainings. The cost for TSHA CEU credit is FREE for current TSHA members and $20 for non-members.
To access the Region 10 Eligiblility Guideline On-Line Training modules, go directly to https://www4.esc13.net/speechlang/tsha/.
How to Request CE Credit:
Following each session, complete the Online Course Completion Notification Form located on the TSHA website at http://www.txsha.org/continuing_education/Online_Course_Completion.aspx
TSHA members receive CE credit and certificate at no cost. Non-Members will need to pay $20 before the CE certificate will be sent.
Checks are payable to TSHA and should be mailed to:
918 Congress Ave., Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78701
Credit card payments can be made online at the time course completion is entered.
For detailed instructions on submitting for TSHA CEUs, please go to the link TSHA Online Speech Impairment Eligibility Guidelines
Eligibility Guideline Links
TSHA SLP-Assistant Guide
The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) partnered with Education Service Center SLP Coordinators, the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Region 13 Education Service Center and is proud to share the first six modules of the new SLP-Assistant Guide. This collaborative effort was supported and partially funded by grants from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Two additional modules are currently in development. The purpose of the Guide is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of SLP-Assistants. The Guide modules should be accessed by both SLP-Assistants and by SLPs who provide supervision for SLP-Assistants. In addition, new as well as experienced SLPs may find the content of the Guide helpful to refresh and update their knowledge and skills.
Module 1 - Roles and Responsibilities for SLP Assistants
Module 2 - Roles and Responsibilities for SLP Supervisors
Module 3 - Clinical Considerations
Module 4 - Therapy Planning
Module 5 - Treating Speech Sound Disorders
Module 6 - Language Intervention
Modules are free to TSHA members, $20 per module for non-members. Instructions for requesting continuing education credit are included at the end of each module.
To access the modules go to http://www.txsha.org/page/slp-assistants-guide
Region 4 is an authorized provider of TSHA and ASHA CEUs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)
Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN)
Association for Communication Disorders (HACD)
Gayla Jordan Lutz, MA, CCC-SLP