Degree Details

Students must complete a minimum of 56 hours of graduate coursework to be eligible for a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech-Language Pathology - M.S.

SLP 520: Seminar in Clinical Intervention: Social and Cultural Diversity (2 credits)
SLP 521: Seminar: Professional Ethics and Issues (2 credits)
SLP 525: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
SLP 526: Voice Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 527: Diagnosis in Communication Disorders (2 credits)
SLP 528: Neurological Bases of Communication (3 credits)
SLP 530: Audiology (3 credits)
SLP 531: Seminar: Clinical Instrumentation in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 535: Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
SLP 536: Communication Modalities: Motor Speech Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 541: Augmented and Alternate (3 credits)
SLP 545: Dysphagia (3 credits)
SLP 550: Research Methods in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 570: Language Disorders in Children (3 credits)
SLP 580: Speech and Phonological Disorders in Children (3 credits)
SLP 582: Fluency (3 credits)
SLP 585: Acquired Neurogenic Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 589: Psycholinguistic Models of Cognition and Communication (3 credits)
SLP 590: Clinical Practicum in Assessment (1 credit)
SLP 592: Clinical Practicum 1 (2 credits)
SLP 593: Clinical Practicum 2 (1 credit)
SLP 595: Clinical Practicum 3 (1 credit)

Total: 56 credits

Professional Credentialing

In order to become clinically certified as a speech-language pathologist, candidates must earn a graduate degree, successfully complete the required clinical experiences (during academic preparation and as a post-graduate fellow) and pass a national examination (PRAXIS). Additionally, speech-language pathologists must also meet professional state regulatory (licensure or education certification) standards. The Molloy College masters program prepares students with the necessary coursework and clinical experience for clinical certification by the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as a speech-language pathologist, as well as professional licensure in New York State.

Refer to the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) website for additional information:

Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

The certificate ,Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities(TSSLD) is required by New York State (NYS) for speech-language pathologists working with children receiving services funded by the Department of Education. Any student wishing to complete the requirements for the TSSLD should notify the Associate Dean in the fall of first year.

Requirements for TSSLD eligibility:

  • Successful completion of MS degree requirements in speech-language pathology
  • Education 502: Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescents7-12. (3 credits)
  • SLP 537: Speech Language Pathology in the School Setting (1 credit)
  • 150 clock hours of supervised practicum with students with speech and language disabilities

In addition to coursework the following workshops are required:

  • Dignity for all Students ACT
  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Intervention and Prevention Autism

In addition to the PRAXIS student must successfully pass the following exams:

  • New York State Certification Exam Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
  • New York State Certification Exam Educat6ing All Students Test (EAS)
  • All candidates must have New York State finger print clearance

Refer to the New York State Education Department Office of Professions for additional information regarding state credentialing.

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