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welcomes 150 graduate students to Denton campus
— Texas Woman’s University’s Texas Educational
Telecommunications Network (TETN) program welcomes 150 graduate
students from throughout the state to the Denton campus this
week as the students kick-off their pursuit of a master’s
degree in speech-language pathology.
Participants will attend classes and complete homework assignments
during the weeklong intense learning session at TWU that ends
June 2. The students will then return home to complete their
degree coursework by attending classes at statewide Education
Service Centers and taking online classes. In addition to
their distance learning classes, students will observe and
participate in speech-pathology exercises in local school
districts, medical centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation
agencies and specialty clinics. The students who begin their
master’s coursework this week are expected to graduate
in August 2008.
Texas Education Agency is funding the TWU-TETN program to
address the shortage of speech-language pathologists in Texas
public schools, which is expected to reach a deficit of 7,353
by the year 2012. These 150 participants are from 142 school
districts in Texas, who are sponsoring their participation.
TWU-TETN program offers a master’s degree in speech-language
pathology through a combination of video conferencing and
computerized instruction, as well as clinical experiences.
Participating Education Service Centers assist students by
providing distance education classroom sites and additional
program coordination. Accepted applicants begin the program
by attending one week of courses on the TWU campus in Denton
and then complete their coursework at participating Education
Service Centers and through online coursework.
more information about the program, call 940-898-2025 or visit
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456