Students accepted into the Bilingual and Multicultural Emphasis Program (BI-MEP) in Speech-language pathology or Audiology select and complete a minimum of eight different learning activities from those listed below. Learning activities are divided into five general areas: Course-related Activities, Clinical Activities, Research Activities, Professional Activities, and Language Skill-building Activities. Activities are to be selected from at least four of these five general areas. Students are also encouraged to identify other appropriate learning activities within each of these areas that can be used instead of, or in addition to, those listed. All activities should be approved by the BI-MEP advisor. Students are to specify the type of activity and date completed on the BI-MEP Learning Activities Summary form (PDF).
The goal of the Bilingual and Multicultural Emphasis Program (BI-MEP) in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences is to develop, document and disseminate information which promote understanding of cultural and linguistic variation in children and adults with or without communication disorders. We advance understanding of communication differences and disorders through education, research, professional training, and interactions in academic and community settings.