Speech-Language Pathology Master’s (with optional New York State teacher certification)
The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
What Will I Learn?
Our two-year (full time, five semesters including one summer) program prepares you for licensure as a clinical speech-language pathologist or teacher of children with speech or language disabilities. Our program meets the academic and graduate clinical clock-hour requirements for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and teacher certification and licensure in New York state (and most other states/Canada).
You’ll gain clinical experience in a variety of settings and work with faculty who are experts in their area of study and you will be prepared to work in any professional setting.
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a different field may prepare for application to a speech-language pathology graduate program by completing with the communication sciences and disorders certificate program.
What is Unique About Our Program?
- The small graduate class size allows for individual attention and promotes class cohesion and individualized learning.
- The on-campus clinic offers a diverse range of clinical experiences across the life span.
- Professors also supervise clinic, which provides continuity between classroom and therapy room.
- You will learn cutting-edge information from expert clinicians and researchers.
- You will be able to choose between a wide variety of clinical placements in the U.S. and Canada.
- Our learning facilities give you access to the tools you need, including smart classrooms, a comprehensive range of recent assessment materials, our anatomy lab and a voice and speech science lab.
- Over 20-year history of exclusive affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network
at Champlain Valley Physicians’ Hospital with experiences including:
- Outpatient and inpatient dysphagia
- Video fluoroscopy
- Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
- Outpatient pediatrics
- Outpatient and inpatient adult neurogenics
- Master’s thesis option.
- Graduate assistantships within the department
- Volunteer opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty research
- The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department holds at least one continuing education event for students and local professionals per year and is recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as an approved continuing education provider.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
Speech-pathologists are able to work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, early intervention settings, private practice, long-term care facilities and universities.