Graduate Studies

speech-language pathology

The Communication Disorders & Sciences department prepares students to become competent contributors to the field of Speech-Language Pathology. 

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the nation will need about 120,000 speech-language pathologists by the year 2012. The demand for speech-language pathologists has grown in part because of improvement in diagnosis of speech and language impairments.

The graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology from the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences at SUNY Fredonia is designed to enable students to meet:

  1. New York State Department of Education academic and practicum requirements for Initial and Professional certification as Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD);
  2. New York State Department of Education academic and clinical requirements for licensure in Speech Pathology;
  3. American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) academic and clinic practicum requirements for the Certificate for Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

A minimum of 375 clock hours of supervised clinical practice is required for degree completion, of which 325 hours are at the graduate level.

 

Admission Requirements

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  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution whereby an applicant has completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses related to the normal development of speech-language-hearing and/or the sciences related to the use of speech, language and hearing; 9 credit hours in speech-language pathology disorders; and 6 credit hours in audiology.
  • 1 course in biology (3 credits), 1 course in physical science (3 credits), 1 course in statistics and a math course (3 credits), 1 course in social sciences, and 1 course in psychology to meet ASHA's Standards.
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.
  • GRE scores
    Codes - Fredonia: 2539, Communication Disorders Department: 0620
  • Submission of a completed application, including all required documentation, to the Office of Graduate Studies by February 1.

Program Requirements

Note: Change in offered electives may occur depending on instructor availability and the institutional budget, especially for summer sessions.  

Fall I Term
  • CDS 551 -   Neuroscience for Communication Disorders
  • CDS 555 -   Dysphagia
  • CDS 598 - Voice Disorders
  • **CDS 582 - Stuttering
  • **CDS 530 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    ** (Required Fall 1 or Fall 2)
 
Spring I Term
    • CDS 502 - Clinical Practice
    • CDS 500 - Language Problems in Children
    • CDS 606 - Research Design
    • CDS 552 - Medical Speech-Language Pathology (E)
    • CDS 565 - Early Intervention(E)
    • Take One Elective (E)
 
Summer Term I and II
  • CDS 502 - Clinical Practice
  • CDS 556 - (E) Corporate Speech Pathology
  • CDS 557 - (E) Counseling for the Speech Language Pathologist
  • Take One Elective (E)
  • CDS 502 - Clinical Practice
  • CDS 611 - Motor Speech Disorders

 

Fall II Term
  • CDS 608 - Neurogenic Language Disorders (Aphasia)
  • CDS 502 - Clinical Practice
  • *CDS 554 - Early Intervention (E)
  • *CDS 575 - Craniofacial (E)
  • *CDS 585 - Auditory Processing Disorders (E)
  • *EDU506 - Literacy (for Initial Certification)
  • **CDS 582 - Stuttering
  • **CDS 530 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    ** Required Fall 1 or Fall 2
  • * Elective (E) – Take 2

 

Spring II Term
  • CDS 605 - Clinic Externship (** see below)
  • CDS 589 - Professional Issues
    NOTE: Students in need of CDS 632 register for 6 credits in 605 and 6 credits in 632

Total Credit Hours: 62

For entering graduate students without initial certification:

  • You will complete CDS 632 (8 weeks), then CDS 605 (8 weeks).
  • You will need to complete specific workshops regarding Child Abuse, Drug/ Alcohol Abuse andViolence in order to apply for the Initial Certification.
  • You will need to complete a Fingerprinting Processing Application provided to you in your 2nd fall semester.
 

Additional Resources

Dr. Kim Tillery, Program Coordinator
Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences website

 

 

 


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