Course List (2 courses, 13 units)

The CSUN Certificate in SLPA Fieldwork Experience is comprised of two required courses. Study online (from home) for six weeks, then complete a fieldwork experience for an additional ten weeks.

  • XSLP901: Speech-Language Pathology Foundations for Clinical Practice
  • XSLP902: Clinical Fieldwork in Speech-Language Pathology

Course Highlights

XSLP901 Speech-Language Pathology Foundations for Clinical Practice

2 CEUs

Reacquaints students to the practical field of the speech-language pathology assistant and serves as a leveling course to the bachelor’s degree work completed by admitted students as well as a preparatory course for clinical fieldwork.

  • SLPA Laws and Regulations
  • SLPA Scope of Practice & Ethics
  • SLPA Supervision Requirements
  • Documentation Skills
  • Therapy Techniques for Speech and Language Disorders

Students will be required to complete 10 observation hours at their Fieldwork Experience site during the course.

XSLP902 Clinical Fieldwork in Speech-Language Pathology

11 CEUs

Students will complete no less than 100 hours of face-to-face clinical fieldwork plus no less than 10 hours of additional clinical support/administrative work included in the tasks necessary to effectively work as a licensed Speech Language-Pathology Assistant (SLPA), including clinical documentation, staffing time (i.e. attending IEP meetings, team conferences, staff meetings), lesson planning, and therapy preparation under the supervision of the licensed SLP supervisor.

Supervision will be provided by speech-language pathologists with a California license/certification and preferably current American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) membership.

In addition to the total of 110 hours of clinical fieldwork, online assignments will be completed by all SLP 902 Students with their CSUN instructor/s.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available for this program.