SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 cr SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 2 cr SPA 602 Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology 7 cr SPA 604 Off-Campus Clinical Practicum 1-2 cr SPA 606 Externship in Speech- Language Pathology 8 cr SPA 612 Language Development/Analysis 2 cr SPA 613 Hearing Conservation 2 cr SPA 614 Language Disorders: Preschool 2 cr SPA 616 Language Disorders: School Age 2 cr SPA 618 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2 cr SPA 622 Phonologic Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 3 cr SPA 624 Experimental Phonetics 2 cr SPA 630 Fluency Disorders 2 cr SPA 632 Oral Anomalies 2 cr SPA 634 Voice Disorders 2 cr SPA 636 Dysarthria/Dysphagia 2 cr SPA 642 Aphasia 2 cr SPA 644 Closed Head Injury 2 cr SPA 646 Computer Applications in Speech-Language Pathology 2 cr SPA 650 Thesis 6 cr OR SPA 651 Master's Paper 3 cr Total 50 - 54 cr
SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 cr SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 1 cr SPA 603 Clinical Practicum: Audiology 8 cr SPA 605 Externship in Audiology 8 cr SPA 611 Advanced Audiology 4 cr SPA 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 2 cr SPA 623 Pediatric Audiology 3 cr SPA 631 Impedance/Special Tests 2 cr SPA 633 ABR/ENG 3 cr SPA 633L ABR/ENG Lab 1 cr SPA 635 Speech Audiometry 1 cr SPA 641 Hearing Aids I 2 cr SPA 641L Hearing Aids I Lab 1 cr SPA 643 Hearing Aids II 2 cr SPA 643L Hearing Aids II Lab 1 cr SPA 645 Auditory Theory I 2 cr SPA 647 Auditory Theory II 2 cr SPA 691 Topical Seminar(s) 3 cr Total 48 crA student majoring in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology who has not taken a multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) course as an undergraduate is required to register for SPA 517, Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team, prior to graduation.
SPA g301 Developmental Psycho- linguistics and Reading 3 cr SPA g457 Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g458 Teaching Language to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g459 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA g482 Independent Study: Specific Teaching Project 3 cr SPA g491 Seminar: Speech and Hearing Science 3 cr SPA 607 Directed Observation in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 608 Communication Practicum 6 cr SPA 617 Psycho/Social Foundations in Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 cr SPA 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 628 Curriculum Organization in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 cr SPA 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 cr SPA 691 Top. Seminar: Audiometry/Tympanometry 2 cr TOTAL 39 crMany of our applicants will have completed student teaching and had enough experience that the 607, 608, 582 courses will fulfill the training and requirements for a graduate degree and credential. If they do not have this qualification, they may take the following course. Some students may take this as an elective.
SPA 609 Teaching Internship in Education of the Hearing Impaired 8 cr
According to the university regulations, no student may be granted a graduate degree who does not have a 3.0 grade point average upon completion of all academic work. In addition, the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of "C" or lower in three or more departmental courses. If a student's graduate education is terminated for reasons of poor academic performance, s/he may reapply for admission no sooner than one full semester following the semester of termination.
Students with inadequate backgrounds in speech pathology and audiology may be required to take up to one year in undergraduate coursework in addition to the above courses. In addition to the required graduate courses, students may have to take other courses in the department and related areas such as psychology and statistics. In addition to taking clinical practice (SPA 602, 603, or 608) in the department, all graduate students must complete a minimum of an eight-week, full-time externship in some professional program or agency. Other courses taken during the semester in which the externship is done must be in a block program. Exceptions will be made depending on the student's background. Graduate students deemed by the faculty not to have made satisfactory progress in the acquisition of clinical skills may be required to enroll for further credits in clinical practicum in addition to the minimum required of all students. Students may be dismissed for failure to make satisfactory progress in clinical practicum.