Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone!
 

I have been a listening and spoken language teacher of the deaf for 5 years and absolutely love my job! I work closely with speech therapists in my current position, and am very interested in pursuing a degree in speech-language pathology in order to expand both my knowledge and career opportunities within the field.  That being said, I feel rather intimidated by prerequisites (I already hold a masters in deaf education and may be able to transfer credits, but believe I would still have more classes to take), graduate school admissions, the GRE, and mostly the tuition and costs of graduate school. I was wondering if anyone has any graduate program suggestions, knows of scholarship opportunities that could apply to me, or just advice in general. 

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gallaudet has an SLP program, though I've heard it's very expensive. I think they do offer scholarships, but I'm not sure. It's definitely one of my dream schools! I volunteer at a Deaf school with the spoken English teacher and love it. Is there a particular geographic area you'd like to stay near? You will definitely have more classes to take, but many programs accept students who don't have a background in communication sciences and disorders, it just means a little extra time in school.  

Edited by KFinch
typo
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I think your experience teaching deaf students will be very attractive to SLP program admissions. Some schools have fewer prereqs than others, so you may be able to take only a few. Most say they require the prereqs be taken within 5 years of applying, but they may make exceptions since you've been working in a closely related field. I've also found tuition costs vary significantly. Have you discovered https://www.asha.org/edfind/? I suggest starting there and seeing what works best for you, then going to the individual school websites to get more information.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont know where you are located but Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) gives all first year grad students a GA position. It covers 3/4 of your tuition and you get paid biweekly. 13.5 hrs of work a week. 

I am sure there are other programs that offer these positions as well. I just thought it was nice that all students get offered this their first year. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.