Academic Programs

Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification (M.S.)

The areas of professional practice for speech-language pathologists are rapidly expanding, as are the types of clients they are expected to serve. In fewer than two years, our Master’s program in speech-language pathology with teacher certification (SLPTC) maximizes opportunities for broad clinical experience as well as academic instruction. We prepare students to meet the requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP), New York State licensure, and initial New York State teaching certification; these requirements allow students to work both in educational settings and medical settings in New York State.

Our Master's in SLPTC program includes 55 credits of coursework on core content areas such as phonological disorders, swallowing, aphasia, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication. The program concludes with a comprehensive examination that is structured similarly to the national Praxis exam.

Praxis Exam Pass Rate, Graduate Program Completion Rate, and Graduate Student Employment Rate

One of the features of our program includes clinical experiences in which you will work directly with clients each semester. As a result, you will be well prepared for your final semester, which consists of two full-time externships, when you will experience the rigors and responsibilities of professional work. For at least one of these externships, you will complete a professional experience in an educational setting.

Ithaca College graduates secure excellent positions at the conclusion of our program. Some of our recent graduates are currently working at:

  • Cartwright School District No. 83, Sunset Elementary School, Arizona
  • Bilingual Therapies, Inc., California
  • Center for Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy, California
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, California
  • CBS Therapy, Connecticut
  • Crestfield Rehabilitation, Connecticut
  • Thom Anne Sullivan Center, Massachusetts
  • Exceptional Kidz Rehabilitation, New Jersey
  • Interactive Therapy Group, New York
  • Lexington School for the Deaf, New York
  • Children's Therapy Network, New York
  • City Sounds of New York, New York
  • Ithaca City School District, New York
  • Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes, New York
  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital; HealthLink for Children, South Carolina
  • National Speech Language Therapy Center, Washington D.C.

We also offer a master of science program in speech-language pathology:
Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) Overview