Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code: MSED-SP

Major Code: SLP

HEGIS 1220

Speech-Language Pathology Department

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Accredited

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Constance Dean Qualls, Chair

Ketchum Hall 208, (716) 878-5502

http://speech.buffalostate.edu/

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

Programs must be planned under advisement and approved by the director of the graduate studies and the department chair. Students are expected to complete academic and clinical education requirements to qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and New York State licensure in speech-language pathology. Additional coursework may be required for teacher certification. Students must complete a minimum of three semesters of supervised practica in the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic prior to placement at off-campus practica. Only students in good standing are permitted to enroll in SLP 505 Graduate Practicum in an Educational Setting and SLP 611 Externship in Communication Disorders. Students must meet with their academic adviser before initial registration to plan a program that will ensure completion of ASHA certification, New York State licensure, and New York State teacher certification requirements.

The master’s in education (M.S.Ed.) degree program in speech-language pathology at SUNY Buffalo State is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/ , of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The master’s in education (M.S.Ed.) degree program in speech-language is also registered with the New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234 http://www.nysed.gov/contact-NYSED , for licensure in speech-language pathology (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa ) and for the initial/professional teaching certificate (Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities; Teacher Certification, 518-474-3901)

The master's in education (M.S.Ed.) degree program in speech-language is also registered with the New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234 http://www.nysed.gov/contact-NYSED, for licensure in speech-language pathology (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa) and for the initial/professional teaching certificate (Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities; Teacher Certification, 518-474-3901).

Curriculum is currently under revision. Contact Department Chair for details.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. A minimum of 25 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in speech-language pathology that includes courses related to the normal development of speech, language, and hearing processes; courses related to disordered speech, language, and hearing; and courses related to the speech and hearing sciences. For ASHA and NCATE certification, the following courses are also required. If they were not taken at the undergraduate level, they will be added to the graduate program:

    3 credits in a biological science

    3 credits in the physical sciences

    3 credits in math (can be MAT 311)

    3 credits in the social and behavioral sciences

    SPF 202 Child Development and Education

    SPF 302 Educational Psychology: Elementary Education

    EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs

  3. Three letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student. For students with an undergraduate major in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders, two of the letters must come from faculty in the major. For students from other majors, two of the letters must come from faculty in the major.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. All three scores will be evaluated.
  5. A written personal statement reflecting reasons for choosing this discipline.

Application Deadline: Applicants must apply by January 15 for summer or fall admission. No applications are accepted for spring admission.

Application Procedures: The Speech-Language Pathology Department is currently participating in the Communication and Sciences Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To apply to the graduate program in speech-language pathology students must submit application to the SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School and apply online using the CSDCAS application

Program Requirements

Required Courses1

38 cr

SLP 501

Clinical Methods (2)

SLP 511

Neural Processes of Communication

SLP 516

Diagnostic Principles and Procedures (2)

SLP 518

Extended Applications in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1)

SLP 541

Language Disorders: Birth to Age 5

SLP 580

Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (2)

SLP 605

Contemporary Issues in Clinical Interactions: Families and Culture (2)

SLP 606

Fluency Disorders and Cleft Palate

SLP 607

Dysphagia Across the Life Span (2)

SLP 608

Neuromotor Speech Disorders Across the Life Span (2)

SLP 609

Disorders of Voice (2)

SLP 610

Evaluation and Treatment of Phonological Disorders

SLP 621

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (2)

SLP 622

Language Disorders of School-Aged Individuals

SLP 623

Acquired Language Disorders

SLP 625

Advanced Topics and Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders*

Practicum1

19 cr

SLP 505

Graduate Practicum in an Educational Setting (6)

SLP 515

Clinical Practicum (7; 1-3 cr per semester)

SLP 611

Externship in Communication Disorders (6)

Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis1

3-6 cr

Select one option:

SLP 690

Master’s Project

SLP 695

Master’s Thesis (3-6)

Comprehensive Examination

0 cr

*Students who elect to take the comprehension examination must enroll in SLP 625.

Total Required Credit Hours

57-60 cr

1Selected under advisement

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

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CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

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DES - Design

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EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

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ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

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HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

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MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

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MUS - Music

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OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

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PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

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THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education

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