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.

Curriculum Overview

You will complete at least 55 credits of coursework on core content areas such as phonological disorders, swallowing, aphasia, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication. Our program requires full-time study for 5 semesters, and degree requirements must be completed within two years of matriculation. If you decide to complete a thesis, you may need at least one semester of additional study and at least five additional credits to complete the degree (60 total).

Your classroom study will include courses in:

  • Early Intervention for Children with Communication Disorders
  • Speech-Language Pathology in Educational Settings
  • Fluency Development and Disorders
  • Language Disorders in Children Ages 3 to 21

You will also work directly with clients starting in your first semester on campus. 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.

The program concludes with a comprehensive examination that is structured similarly to the national Praxis exam.

See catalog information for details on requirements: M.S. in SLP with Teacher Certification


You will have access to the following state-of-the art facilities during your time as a graduate student:

  • Six digitally-equipped therapy rooms with adjoining observation rooms;
  • A digitally-equipped diagnostic room;
  • An assistive technology and alternative communication lab;
  • A student preparatory workroom;
  • An extensive materials room that includes the latest diagnostic and treatment materials; and
  • An audiology sound suite with an adjoining control room.

Program Outcomes

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After you complete all of the required graduate coursework and clinical practica, you will be eligible to begin a clinical fellowship (CF). Upon successful completion of the CF, you will be eligible for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP), licensure as a speech-language pathologist in New York State, and initial New York State teaching certification. This will allow you to work both in educational settings and medical settings in New York State.

Ithaca College graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. Our recent graduates are currently employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public schools, private schools, and private practices throughout the United States and Canada.

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To Apply

Ithaca College participates in the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). Apply to IC's master’s program(s) in speech-language pathology via the CSDCAS application. To learn more about CSDCAS, please visit CSDCAS Help.

If you are not ready to apply but would like more information about the program or be notified when future enrollment cycles open, please complete our graduate interest form


Dr. Carly Jo Hosbach-Cannon, Assistant Professor & Graduate Chair
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
301 Smiddy Hall
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850