Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

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

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);
New York State Department of Education academic and clinical requirements for licensure in Speech Pathology;
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 the degree, of which at least 325 hours must be earned at the graduate level.

IMPORTANT SPEECH APPLICATION INFORMATION


Program Outline

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

Fall I Term

CDS 500 Child Language Disorders
CDS 501 Professional Seminar
CDS 555 Dysphagia
CDS 606 Research Design in Speech-Language Pathology
**CDS 582 Stuttering
**CDS 530 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
** (Required Fall 1 or Fall 2)

Spring I Term
CDS 502 Clinical Practice
CDS 520 Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders
CDS 584 Speech Sound Disorders and Language Intervention
CDS 598 Voice Disorders
CDS 608 Neurogenic Language Disorders

Summer Term I and II
CDS 502 Clinical Practice
CDS 557(E) Counseling for the Speech Language Pathologist
CDS 611 Motor Speech Disorders

Fall II Term
CDS 502 Clinical Practice
CDS 589 Professional Issues 
*CDS 510 Pediatric Audiology
*CDS 552 Medical Speech-Language Pathology
*CDS 602 Topic Seminar in Literacy
**CDS 582 Stuttering
**CDS 530 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
** Required Fall 1 or Fall 2
* Elective (E) – Take 2

Spring II Term
CDS 605 Advanced Clinical Methods & Practices
CDS 632 Graduate Student Teaching
NOTE: Students who enter with Initial Teaching Certification (TSSLD) will complete a longer CDS 605, but no CDS 632
 

Each student will complete all NYSED required teaching certification workshops and fingerprinting procedures that will leave them eligible to apply for initial certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 62

Requirements


For admission consideration, an applicant must have:

  • 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.
  • Three-credit courses in biology, physical science, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, and psychology.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0, both cumulatively and in CDS coursework.

When submitting your application, please review our SLP FAQ page for more application information.

GRE School Code - Fredonia: 2539

Submission of a completed application, including all required documentation, to the Office of Graduate Studies by February 1.

Contacts


Tim Overbeck, M.S., CCC-SLP
Graduate Advisor
Timothy.Overbeck@fredonia.edu

Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences Website

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