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.
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 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.
We also offer a master of science program in speech-language pathology: