The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) accredits the graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program of the Nazareth College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to be effective, efficient, and ethical professionals in a diverse society. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to apply for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), licensing by the New York State Education Department, and teacher certification by the New York State Education Department.
The program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of academic course work and, 9 credit hours of clinical course work. The program offers a wide range of courses and practica opportunities to prepare students to work in a variety of settings including medical, educational and private agencies. Applicants who have not completed the undergraduate foundational courses required for graduate study in the Nazareth College Speech-Language Pathology Program are admitted to the Extended Program (refer to foundational courses identified in the Extended Graduate Program section).
Graduate students begin their practicum experience in the Nazareth College Speech Hearing Clinic and its outreach programs. The clinic services a diverse group of clients with speech, language, and hearing disorders. Students interested in neurological disorders are given opportunities to conduct evaluations, treatment, and research in the Aphasia Clinic.
The Nazareth College clinics are an integral part of the clinical education component of the program. Services are available to the community at large.
The Speech-Language Pathology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in cooperation with the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
International Student Requirements:
Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.
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Master's College or University I
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