Academic Catalog

Speech-Language Pathology w/ Teacher Certification, M.S.

This program requires full-time study; degree requirements must be completed within two years (note: completion of a thesis may require at least one semester of additional study and at least five additional credits to complete the degree). Prior to entering either program, students must have completed all prerequisite courses.

Additional Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 55 credits in speech-language pathology graduate courses and clinical experiences. All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless otherwise noted in the catalog, and must be completed with a grade of B- or better.
  2. A minimum semester GPA of 3.00
  3. Completion of a minimum of 400 supervised clinical clock hours (all clinical clock hours, including observation hours, must be obtained under the supervision of an individual currently holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association).
  4. Passing the comprehensive examination or successful completion of a graduate thesis. 

Teaching certification (Teaching Students with Speech-Language Disabilities) is awarded by New York State, and is not automatic; certification is awarded only to individuals who have met the requirements of the Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (SLPTC) major as well as those outlined by NYSED, including fingerprint clearance and passing scores on teacher certification examinations.

Applications for and additional information about New York State teacher certification may be found at the Ithaca College Department of Education website.

Academic Warning
A student who receives a grade below B- in any graduate level course or clinical experience or whose semester GPA falls below a 3.00 will be placed on academic warning.

A student who has been placed on academic warning for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the program.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
SLPG 54700Fluency Development and Disorders3
SLPG 55300Voice and Related Disorders3
SLPG 55400Neurological Bases of Communication and Motor Speech Disorders3
SLPG 55900Clinical Phonology3
SLPG 60500Communication Disorders Assessment Lab1
SLPG 61000Early Intervention for Children with Communication Disorders2
SLPG 62000Speech-Language Pathology in Educational Settings2
SLPG 62100Autism Spectrum Disorders1
SLPG 64000Audiology and Assistive Technology/Listening Devices2
SLPG 64100Facilitating Spoken-Language Learning in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children1
SLPG 64900Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SLPG 65100Adult Aphasia and Related Disorders3
SLPG 65200Language Disorders in Children Ages 3 to 213
SLPG 65600Dysphagia3
SLPG 65700Research Methods and Analysis3
SLPG 66100Clinical Practicum I1
SLPG 66101Seminar in Professional Practice I1
SLPG 66200Clinical Practicum II2
SLPG 66300Clinical Practicum III1
SLPG 66400Clinical Practicum IV2
SLPG 66401Seminar in Professional Practice II1
SLPG 68100Comprehensive Examinations0
Select one of the following:4
Option A:
Professional Externship in Speech-Language Pathology
Option B:
Professional Experience in Education I
Block 2
SLPG 66501Professional Externship in Speech-Language Pathology4
or SLPG 69801 Professional Experience in Education II
Restricted Electives3
Speech Science
Medical Topics in Speech-Language Pathology
Rehabilitation of Acquired Cognitive Disorders
Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders
Clinical Management of the CLD Client
Advanced Fluency
Seminar in Speech Pathology: Selected Topics
Supplementary Clinical Affiliation
Individual Studies
Individual Studies
Independent Reading
Independent Reading
Independent Research
Independent Research
Thesis or Research Paper
Child Abuse Identification and Prevention
Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention
School Violence Prevention
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention
Total Credits55