The BIES specialization program requires completion of four academic courses:
In addition, a minimum of 50 clinical hours with individuals who speak Spanish or are bilingual (Spanish-English) must be obtained under the supervision of a bilingual speech-language pathologist through:
Academic coursework for the BIES specialization may fulfill requirements toward the bachelor of science or master of science degree in speech-language pathology. Clinical practicum hours in Spanish also apply toward degree, ASHA certification and state licensure requirements. All course work is based on guidelines suggested by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for speech-language pathologists providing bilingual assessment and intervention.