Nov 26, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing


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The Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing (SLPSC) is required of speech pathologists who wish to practice in the public school setting.

The credential authorizes the holder to conduct language, speech and hearing assessments, and provide educational services; provide specific learning disability area services related to speech and language, and special education services to individuals with language and speech impairments across the special education disability areas, to students from birth through age 22.

Admission Requirements


Students may declare the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing when applying for admission to the M.A. Communicative Disorders. The credential may also be declared at a later time as long as the student has maintained continuous enrollment in the M.A. If the student leaves the graduate program, readmission is required in order to pursue the credential. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that students complete the credential while working on the M.A. unless they are certain that they will not wish to work in the public schools.

Completion of the following or equivalent:

Credential Requirements


  • M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders (speech-language pathology)
  • Complete clinical clock hours according to the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. If equivalences have been granted for a clinical practicum completed at another university, appropriate documentation must be provided to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders so that it can be placed in the student’s clinical practicum file.

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