2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

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Dr. Linda L. Sperry, Chairperson
Department Office: University Hall, room 226
Web site: http://coe.indstate.edu/cdcsep/

In addition to the undergraduate major in speech-language pathology, the department offers a number of graduate degree programs and several undergraduate courses in counseling, school, and educational psychology which may count as electives in undergraduate programs.

Communication Disorders-Speech–Language Pathology Programs


The communication disorders area of the department offers undergraduate and graduate preparation in speech-language pathology. The undergraduate program provides a thorough theoretical base and emphasizes early and extensive practicum experiences. Practicum experiences are available on campus at the Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders and off campus at selected schools.

Students pursuing certification and state licensure as speech-language pathologists must first complete the baccalaureate degree in speech-language pathology and then a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Undergraduate students may earn either the bachelor of science degree or the bachelor of arts degree (provided the bachelor of arts requirement of a non-native language is fulfilled). Candidates for these degrees should consult the University requirements described elsewhere in the Catalog. The master of science degree and master of arts degree can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology Programs


Although the counseling area only offers degree programs at the graduate level, several counseling area courses can contribute to teaching and other undergraduate degree programs as electives. The department offers master’s degrees in school counseling and mental health counseling; the educational specialist degree in school psychology; and doctoral programs in counseling psychology, school psychology, and counselor education.

The school and educational psychology areas of the department offer courses that (a) are part of teacher licensure and other undergraduate programs, (b) may be used as electives to enrich undergraduate programs, and (c) may be used to prepare students for graduate study in school psychology or educational psychology. (Undergraduate students may not major in school psychology or educational psychology.) The fields of school psychology and educational psychology include the study of human development, learning, personality and adjustment, emotional disturbances in children and adolescents, and measurement and research design. A major concern is the identification and implementation of strategies which lead to effective human development.

The following courses are approved for the University’s Foundational Studies Program:

Educational Psychology 202

          FS2010: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Educational Psychology 221

FS2010: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Educational Psychology 341

FS2010: Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity

Educational Psychology 401

FS2010: Upper-Division Integrative Electives

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