Speech & Language Disabilities Curriculum
Bachelor of Science (S. B.)
Speech and Language Disabilities (All Grades)
The Elmira College undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing provides students with two routes to the B.S. degree. The non-teaching major prepares students for continued studies in graduate schools. The Speech and Language Disabilities major leads to the New York State initial certificate in Speech and Language Disabilities. Both options provide students with a sound basis for continued study and ultimately for certification by the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association.
During the Fall Term of the junior year, those students in Speech and Hearing interested in pursuing the Speech and Language Disabilities major will be required to submit an application indicating intent to student teach. At that time they will also submit a plan of route to graduate. Approval for enrollment in student teaching (SPH 4515) will provide the student with the opportunity to complete the Speech and Language Disabilities major. It should be noted that there are a limited number of student teaching placements available each term and that selection will be made on a competitive basis. In the event that approval is denied, the student may continue in the Speech and Hearing major, but may not complete the Speech and Language Disabilities major.
In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.
|EDU 1010||Foundations of Education||3.0|
|EDU 3345||Literary Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary School Learners||3.0|
|PSY 1010||Introductory Psychology||3.0|
|PSY 2060||Child and Adolescent Psychology||3.0|
|SPH 2100||Introduction to Communication Disorders||3.0|
|SPH 2150||Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language||3.0|
|SPH 2250||Language Development||3.0|
|SPH 2300||Hearing Science||3.0|
|SPH 2320||Principles of Phonetics||3.0|
|SPH 2600||Hearing Disorders and Assessment||3.0|
|SPH 2900||Speech-Language Services in the Schools||3.0|
|SPH 3230||Diagnosis and Appraisal||3.0|
|SPH 3590||Articulation and Phonology Disorders||3.0|
|SPH 3591||Disorders of Language (W course)||3.0|
|SPH 3750||Clinical Practice in Audiology||1.5|
|SPH 3751||Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology (1.5 each)||3.0|
|Electives:||Six credits from the following:|
|ASL 1010||American Sign Language I|
|SPH 1910||Augmentative and Alternative Communication||3.0|
|SPH 3000||Neurogenic Disorders of Communication||3.0|
|SPH 3595||Aural Rehabilitation||3.0|
|SPH 4591||Seminar: Mental Retardation||3.0|
|Total credits required to complete the major:||52.5|
|SPH 4515||Student Teaching and Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology||12.0|
|The initial teaching certificate in Speech and Language Disabilities is granted by the State of New York to students who have successfully completed the Speech and Language Disabilities major and who receive institutional recommendation for that certificate. Additional requirements for certification include:|
*ASL is considered a foreign language for this certification.
NOTE: This program provides students with information about New York State Learning Standards and national standards and the relevance of these to school-based programs.