Applying for the bilingual track program (STEPS)
For admission requirements please see M.A. in Speech Language Pathology for more information. Please note that an undergraduate degree in SLP is not necessary.It is important that you indicate in your application essay your interest in our bilingual training track. In addition, please e-mail STEPS director, raanders @ indiana.edu (Dr. Raquel Anderson), and let her know that you have applied to the program. Once your application is completed, STEPS personnel will contact you to arrange a phone interview to assess your oral language proficiency in Spanish (or English, for those non-native English speakers). It is expected that students will be contacted in January to February.
Pre-requisites for admission to STEPS include:
- minimum GPA of 3.0
- fluency in Spanish (high-intermediate listening and speaking)
- the desire to work as a bilingual SLP with children and adolescents ages 3-21
Students admitted to STEPS will be offered funding via a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) (Office of Special Education Programs) grant that has been awarded to our department (pending renewal for Fall 2013). This funding includes fee remission of 12 credits for fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits for the summer sessions. In addition, students will receive funding in the form of a fellowship (fall and spring semesters). This funding will be available for one year. Students that accept this funding, as stipulated by the DOE, will be required to work as an SLP with individuals with disabilities from ages 3 to 21.
Students admitted to our M.A. program and to STEPS can opt to not accept the financial assistance via the DOE grant. Nevertheless, clinical placement priorities will be for those students funded by the grant.
For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Raquel Anderson or Meghan Buchanan.