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Become an outstanding speech-language pathologist

Our program combines classroom knowledge with hands-on learning in a clinical setting.

Speech-Language Pathology Master’s (with optional New York State teacher certification)

CAA logoThe 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 have the opportunity to participate in ongoing faculty research. You will be prepared to work in any professional setting. 

What is Unique About Our Program?

Individualized Learning

Our facilities give you access to the state-of-the-art tools to help you excel, including smart classrooms, a comprehensive range of recent assessment materials, our anatomy lab and a voice and speech science lab. In addition, our small class size allows for individual attention and promotes class cohesion and individualized learning.

Hands-On Opportunities

The on-campus Speech and Hearing Center offers a diverse range of clinical experiences across the life span which ensures ample professional clinical experiences. Faculty also supervise clinic, which provides continuity between the classroom and therapy room. On-site clinical experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • Speech and language evaluations
  • Gender affirming voice clinic 
  • Aphasia individual and group therapy
  • Feeding clinic
  • Traumatic Brain Injury individual and group
  • Articulation therapy
  • Language therapy
  • Social/pragmatics therapy

Off-site, benefit from our 25-year history of exclusive affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network at Champlain Valley Physicians’ Hospital with experiences including outpatient pediatrics, video fluroscopy and outpatient and inpatient dysphasia. You may also work with a screening team in local schools and childcare centers.

You will have full-time internship placements during your final semester and will work with our internship coordinator on a wide variety of placements in the U.S. and Canada. 

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. Speech-language pathology is a high-growth career path with excellent prospects.

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