2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Communication Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Dr. Michele C. Boyer, Chairperson
Department Office: College of Education, room 1519-1520
Web site: http://coe.indstate.edu/soefaculty/cdcsep.htm

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 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 foreign 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 and Educational and School Psychology


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 educational and school psychology areas of the department offer courses which (1) are part of teacher licensure and other undergraduate programs, (2) may be used as electives to enrich undergraduate programs, and (3) may be used to prepare students for graduate study in educational psychology or school psychology. (Undergraduate students may not major in educational psychology or school psychology.) The fields of educational psychology and school 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 as Liberal Studies courses for the University’s General Education Program:

Educational Psychology 202

GE2000: Social and Behavioral Studies-Elective

Educational Psychology 221

GE2000: Social and Behavioral Studies-Elective
(Students may not also use Family and Consumer Sciences 103 or Psychology 266 for Liberal Studies credit.)

Educational Psychology 341

GE2000: Multicultural Studies-U.S. Diversity

Educational Psychology 342

GE2000: Social and Behavioral Studies-Elective