Preparing Our Students
Speech-language pathologists make a difference, improving the lives of the clients they serve in various settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, long-term-care facilities, and private practices. They work to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders in people of all ages—from infants to older adults—and are qualified to teach students who have speech, language, hearing, and swallowing impairments.
Students who graduate with a B.S. in speech-language pathology are prepared to apply to graduate school to earn the master’s degree necessary to practice speech-language pathology in all professional settings.
Putting Theory Into Practice
The 57–60 credit-hour master of science in education (M.S.Ed.) degree program prepares students to diagnose, assess, and treat communication and swallowing disorders. All students put theory to practice through an intensive curriculum that includes student teaching in an educational setting and an internship in a community clinic or hospital. All students complete a master’s project or thesis.
Graduates prepare to meet New York State licensure, ASHA certification (Certificate of Clinical Competence-SLP), and New York State teaching certification. Depending on the student’s undergraduate background, this may require some additional coursework beyond the M.S.Ed. requirements.