Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Degree Program Support

Program Overview

To address the shortage of Speech-Language pathologists (SLPs) in Texas schools, a partnership was formed with Texas Education Service Centers, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and local educational entities to provide a master’s degree program for both in-field and out-of-field students.

  • The program utilizes videoconferencing, web-based instruction, and clinical experiences on school campuses, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and rehabilitation centers.
  • Successful program completion prepares graduates to apply for Texas licensure in speech pathology and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification.
  • 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.

The master of science education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Region 10 Education Service Center (ESC) provides statewide coordination of the program and, along with other participating ESCs, assists students by providing classroom sites and classroom coordinators.

Visit the TWU website for program requirements and to learn how to apply.

SLP Distance Learning Venue

The SLP Distance Learning Venue is designed to allow students to work in the schools as licensed assistants while completing the requirements for the master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Each student must secure sponsorship from an educational entity (e.g., school district or charter school) and maintain it throughout the master’s program. Students must attend classes in a participating ESC.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

The program also provides students with the opportunity to take additional coursework and earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in one of the following areas: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology, Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the SLP, or Multicultural and Diversity Studies for the SLP.

Informational Meetings

Cycle 13 Informational Meetings have been scheduled for January - October 2024. Attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory for candidates.

All Information Meetings are scheduled for Mondays at 4:30-6:30 pm CST.

Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 29, 2024


Monday, February 26, 2024


Monday, March 18, 2024


Monday, April 22, 2024


Monday, August 19, 2024


Monday, October 21, 2024