2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Language Development and Disorders Certificate

College of Health Professions and Sciences 
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Sciences II (HS2), 101


Instructor: Therese Coleman
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director: Dr. Jacqueline Towson

Language disorders are the most prevalent communication disorder. Typically children, adolescents and adults with language disorders are served via a team approach that includes speech-language pathologists, psychologists, neurologists, pediatricians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, school counselors, and general and special educators. This certificate is designed for undergraduate students who are not majoring or minoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This is for those in disciplines related to speech-language pathology who wish to pursue a special emphasis in language development and disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Certificates will be awarded only at the time of degree completion.

Certificate Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • None

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (11 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives

  • None

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 11

Other Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C-” (1.75) is required in each course.
  • Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in courses to complete the certificate.
  • At least 10 hours used in the program must be earned at UCF with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) internship or independent study may be used toward the certificate.