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The Summer Track at NAU-Yuma
In an effort to place highly qualified SLPs who are prepared to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in medically and educationally underserved areas, the Summer Track graduate program has expanded to the NAU-Yuma campus. This is a Distance Learning program expansion with the same curriculum, course sequence, and employment requirements of the Flagstaff-based Summer Track Program. Specifically, the Summers Track students at NAU-Yuma must work a minimum of 20 hours per week as an SLPA or the equivalent while enrolled in this 4-year program.
Is this an online program?
No, during the first three summers of the program, students take classes in-person at NAU-Yuma using the same course sequence as the Flagstaff-based cohort. Students at NAU-Yuma are integrated with the Flagstaff Mountain cohort using NAUFlex technology: Coursework is accessed in a NAU-Yuma classroom remotely but synchronously, allowing students to experience a live lecture broadcast from the Flagstaff Mountain Campus while interacting in real time with classmates in both locations. Faculty have the opportunity to reside in Yuma for one week of each 4-week session to provide an in-person experience to NAU-Yuma students.
Will the clinical requirements differ for the NAU-Yuma cohort?
No, as with the traditional Summer Track program, all students engage in two clinical Practicum experiences at their place of employment, followed by an Externship during the final summer in an alternate setting. Accrual of clinical clockhours is dictated by the 2020 ASHA standards. Given the importance of graduating SLPs knowledgeable in best practices related to bilingual services, supervision of bilingual services is provided by a qualified clinical educator based in Yuma.
Are the application procedures different for the NAU-Yuma program?
No, the application procedures for the NAU-Yuma cohort are identical to the application procedures for the general Summer Track program. If you are interested in applying to the Summer Track program at NAU-Yuma, please contact the Summer Track Coordinator at Sandra.L.Stewart@nau.edu — she will be able to review your transcripts to ensure that all curricular prerequisites have been met and answer any additional questions you might have.
Where can I find general information about the Summer Track program?