Department Information

Chair:
Regina B. Grantham
Professional Studies Building Main office: Room 2201 Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940

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Program Details

Speech and Language Disabilities [SLD] (Major)

This program in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department is a combination of academic courses and clinical experiences. It leads to qualification for the initial teaching certificate in Speech and Language Disabilities (all grades).

This program will not be available beginning in Spring 2014.

Career Potential

  • Teacher of students with speech and language disabilities
  • Graduate school (speech-language pathology, teacher of the deaf, audiology, education, special education)
  • With a master’s degree, graduates can work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, universities, private practice and industry. Some states, such as New York, also require a license.

A. Speech Pathology and Audiology Courses: 36 credit hours
  • SHH 270 - Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 280 - Phonetics (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 281 - Speech Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 300 - Normal Language Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 360 - Teaching Children with Limited English Proficiency (1 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 370 - Articulation and Language Disorders (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 371 - Fluency and Voice (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 383 - Basic Audiology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 473 - Neuropathologies of Language and Speech (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 475 - Technology in Communication Disorders (1 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 477 - Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 480 - Clinical Practicum I (2 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 481 - Clinical Practicum II (2 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 483 - Aural Rehabilitation (3 cr. hr.)
B. Professional Preparation: 29-30 credit hours
  • PSY ___: Elective in normal development
  • EDU 488 - Student Teaching in Speech, Language and Hearing (12 cr. hr.)
  • EDU 496 - Organization of Speech, Language and Hearing Disabilities Programs in the Schools (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 201 - Introduction to Language Study (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues (2 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124
Example of the B.S. in Speech and Language Disabilities over four years
First Year
Fall Total credit hours: 16-18
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Foreign language
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues (2 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-17
  • GE course
  • Foreign language
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 270 - Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 280 - Phonetics (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year
Fall Total credit hours: 18
  • GE course
  • Foreign language
  • Elective
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 281 - Speech Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 300 - Normal Language Development (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 18
  • Foreign language
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • ENG 201 - Introduction to Language Study (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 370 - Articulation and Language Disorders (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 371 - Fluency and Voice (3 cr. hr.)
Third Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • GE course (WI)
  • PSY elective
  • SHH 360 - Teaching Children with Limited English Proficiency (1 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 383 - Basic Audiology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 477 - Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 480 - Clinical Practicum I (2 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • SHH 475 - Technology in Communication Disorders (1 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 481 - Clinical Practicum II (2 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 483 - Aural Rehabilitation (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • Elective
  • GE course
  • EDU 496 - Organization of Speech, Language and Hearing Disabilities Programs in the Schools (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 473 - Neuropathologies of Language and Speech (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 12
  • EDU 488 - Student Teaching in Speech, Language and Hearing (12 cr. hr.) (student teaching)