2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Speech-Language Pathology Major

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Students in this program will complete one of two options for the undergraduate major as a prerequisite for admission to a graduate program for professional preparation in speech-language pathology. Option I (clinical) includes an additional clinical experience and student teaching. Option II (academic) replaces the advanced clinic and student teaching with nine credits of professionally related academic course work. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the holder of the Indiana teacher license as a “teacher of children with communication disorders” will be licensed to work with students at all age levels, including preschool children, who have communication disorders, within an educational setting. Individuals practicing in settings other than educational institutions (e.g., private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation centers) must hold the ASHA-CCC and/or appropriate state licensure. Baccalaureate degree requirements are outlined below.

Option II (academic):

  • 9 additional credits from professionally related areas as approved by the advisor.


All students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to enroll in 300 level courses.

All freshman and sophomore communication disorders majors are required to take and pass the Praxis I before they will be allowed to sign up for junior level courses (any course with a 300 or higher designator number).

Non-traditional students who transfer to the undergraduate communication disorders program as junior, senior, post-associate degree, or post-bachelor degree students are required to take and pass the Praxis I examination within the first two semesters of course work (fall and spring) in the major. If students do not pass the Praxis I within this time period, they are not allowed to sign up for the remaining portion of the recommended sequence of courses for “students entering the program as juniors or seniors.” The only 300/400 level course that they will be allowed to take before meeting this Praxis I requirement is Communication Disorders 312 (Assessment and Audiology Pathologies).

To be eligible to take advanced clinic (Communication Disorders 400) and student teaching (Communication Disorders 498), students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

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