Graduate 2019-2020

Speech-Language Pathology M.A. - Online Program

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 63-75 Credits

See “Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences”.

Degree Requirements

Select one of the following research courses (3 hours)

RCS 610Interpretation and Evaluation of Behavioral Research

3

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Complete the following courses (33 hours)

ASLS 516Professional Issues in SLP

2

ASLS 555Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication

3

ASLS 563Voice and Resonance Disorders

3

ASLS 571Speech and Hearing Science

4

ASLS 655Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition

3

ASLS 656Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan

2

ASLS 657Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan

2

ASLS 658Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders

2

ASLS 661Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children

3

ASLS 664Fluency Disorders

3

ASLS 682Language Disorders in Early Childhood and Preschool

3

ASLS 684Disorders of Language & Literacy: School-Age and Adolescent

3

Research Courses (4 hours)

ASLS 515Foundations of Research and Writing

1

ASLS 615Research in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

1- 4

ASLS 686Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology

2

ASLS 615: Take 1 hour

Clinical Practicum — 14-19 hours

ASLS 474Clinical Practicum in Audiology

1

ASLS 567Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction

1- 2

ASLS 568Diagnostic Procedures: Intermediate

1- 2

ASLS 569Advanced Diagnostic Procedures

1- 2

ASLS 583Clinical Practicum: Introduction

1- 2

ASLS 585Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate

1- 2

ASLS 586Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate/Advanced

2

ASLS 588Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Advanced

2

ASLS 567: Take 2 hours

ASLS 568: Take 2 hours

ASLS 569: Take 2 hours

ASLS 583: Take 2 hours

ASLS 585: Take 2 hours

The primary purpose of clinical practica is to help students become competent in the assessment and treatment of various communication disorders. For this reason, students are required to be continuously enrolled in practicum courses during their graduate work. Clinic clock hours obtained through practicum courses will be used to help students meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) clock-hour requirements in certain clinical categories. In some cases, students may have completed clinical hours during their undergraduate work. If so, they may petition through the Clinic Coordinator to not enroll in certain practicum (ASLS 474). Additionally, in some cases students may need additional clinical clock hours and experience as determined by the Clinic Coordinator. In such instances, they may repeat ASLS 585, ASLS 567, ASLS 568, and/or ASLS 569. See the program handbook for more information.

Internships — 9-18 hours

Must be arranged by internship coordinator.

ASLS 592Internship in Public Schools

2-15

ASLS 692Internship in Medical Settings

2-16

All SLP graduate students must satisfy requirements in public school student teaching and medical internships. The online program is designed to be completed while students are currently employed in a public school setting that provides on-site mentorship with an ASHA certified supervisor. The public school internship requirement is generally satisfied when students complete their employment/practicum. In the rare occasion a student has not met the public school requirements through their program, they will be required to complete both a public school student teaching and a medical internship. The Graduate Coordinator in conjunction with the Clinic Coordinator must approve the student's internship plan. Please see the program handbook for more information.

Students, who complete this program and who pass the Praxis and clinical fellowship, are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. Eight weeks of internship in public schools are required to be eligible for licensure from the Colorado Department of Education. This program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the ASHA and by the Colorado Department of Education.

Satisfactory performance on culminating activity/activities approved by program faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam and is required to complete the M.A. Program.