Degree Details

Coursework for completion of M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

SLP 5200: Seminar in Clinical Intervention: Social and Cultural Diversity (2 credits)
SLP 5210: Seminar: Professional Ethics and Issues (2 credits)
SLP 5250: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
SLP 5260: Voice Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 5270: Diagnosis in Communication Disorders (2 credits)
SLP 5280: Neurological Bases of Communication (3 credits)
SLP 5300: Audiology (3 credits)
SLP 5310: Seminar: Clinical Instrumentation in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 5350: Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
SLP 5360: Communication Modalities: Motor Speech Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 5410: Augmented and Alternate (3 credits)
SLP 5450: Dysphagia (3 credits)
SLP 5500: Research Methods in Communication Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 5700: Language Disorders in Children (3 credits)
SLP 5800: Speech and Phonological Disorders in Children (3 credits)
SLP 5820: Fluency (3 credits)
SLP 5850: Acquired Neurogenic Disorders (3 credits)
SLP 5890: Psycholinguistic Models of Cognition and Communication (3 credits)
SLP 5900: Clinical Practicum in Assessment (1 credit)
SLP 5910: Clinical Practicum 1 (2 credits)
SLP 5911: Clinical Practicum 2 (1 credit)
SLP 5912: Clinical Practicum 3 (1 credit)

SLP 5913: Clinical Practicum 3 (1 credit, optional)

Total: 56 credits

Professional Credentialing for M.S. degree holders in SLP

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 University 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.

Bilingual Extension

The Bilingual Extension Program offered by the Department of Education at Molloy University is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to assist bilingual learners with special needs in a multilingual and multicultural context. Please refer to the Post Masters Bilingual Extension Program to find out more.


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