The TETN learning venue is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Education Agency and was created to help ameliorate the shortage of speech-language pathologists in the schools. The TETN venue offers courses through interactive videoconferencing technology and provides clinical experiences through sponsoring school districts and medical facilities across the State of Texas. Participating Education Service Centers (ESCs) assist students by providing classroom sites and coordination of the program. Each student must be sponsored by a Texas school district.
Successful completion of TWU's speech-language pathology master's program prepares students to apply for Texas licensure and ASHA certification. ASHA certification and state licensure (where applicable) credential the graduate to practice in any SLP setting.
TETN is offered only to:
- in-field students (a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences) OR out-of-field students (a bachelor’s degree in another area) who have completed the required prerequisite courses prior to the start of the next TETN cycle, and
- students who have completed coursework in statistics, biological sciences, physical sciences, and psychological/behavioral sciences, and
- students sponsored by a qualifying educational entity in the state of Texas, and
- students who reside in a participating ESC region.
TETN is designed to allow students to work in the schools as a licensed assistant while they complete the requirements for the master's degree. Interested students must attend an information meeting to gather all information pertinent to the application process. Accepted TETN applicants begin their program by attending one week of courses on the TWU campus in Denton, Texas and complete their coursework at participating ESCs through interactive videoconferencing and computer-based coursework. Practicum experiences are completed in the schools during the fall and spring semesters and in hospitals and other settings during the summers. Each student must secure sponsorship from an approved educational entity and maintain it throughout the master’s program.
In order to be considered for admission in TWU SLP Master's Program - TETN Venue, you must:
- Have attended a mandatory information meeting.
- Have an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or have completed the required prerequisite classes (COMS leveling and required math and science prerequisites).
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework.
- Have a competitive score on the GRE. There is no minimum score, but admission is very competitive.
- Complete all paperwork by the deadline.
1. Attend a mandatory information meeting to hear a detailed overview of the program and to obtain additional application materials.
2. Apply to TWU after August 2014 (for Summer 2015 entry)
- Include originals of all transcripts and original GRE scores
3. Apply to the department
- Include a letter of intent and copies of all transcripts in addition to the forms provided at the information meeting.
NOTE: The deadline for application to TWU and the department is October 1, 2014.
Mandatory Information Meetings
Note: There are no more information Meetings for Cycle 8. If you did not attend a Cycle 8 Mandatory Information Meeting, you are not eligible to apply for Cycle 8. If Cycle 9 is authorized, details and meeting dates will be posted here once they are finalized.
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