Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders (code CD__BA01) (120 units)
Students desiring a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders must complete the following required courses:
Lower Division: C D 261, 271; PSY 110 or equivalent.
Upper Division: C D 329, 330, 373, 431, 440, 456, 460, 466, 472, 476, 477, 481A, 481B, 483, 489.
Credentials for Service in Public Education
This credential is being considered for discontinuance and no new students will be admitted as of fall 2007.
Clinical-Rehabilitative Services Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Credential (code 901)
1. Complete the master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
2. Complete EDSP 350 and 564; C D 483, 489, 686A (Field Experience(s) in order to complete 100 contact hours as a Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist trainee in the school setting).
Clinical-Rehabilitative Services Audiologist Credential (code 903)
1. Complete the master’s degree in audiology.
2. Complete EDSP 350; C D 280, 281, 669G, and 680 (internship to be completed in the schools in order to complete 100 contact hours as an Audiologist trainee in a public school environment.)
Clinical-Rehabilitative Services Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Credential with Special Class Authorization to Teach Language Disordered Children (code 910)
1. Complete the master’s degree in speech pathology;
2. Complete EDSP 350 and 564; C D 483, 489; EDEL 550, 686A; EDCI 560, 570.
Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders (code CD__MA01)
Admission to the Graduate Program
Enrollment in 500/600 level courses in communicative disorders is restricted to students who have been accepted to the graduate program of the department as unconditionally classified. Students wishing to be admitted must complete the following procedures:
1. Students must meet the criteria for acceptance by the University as a graduate student;
2. Every student (new or continuing) must apply to the Office of Admissions and Records to obtain admission to the University with graduate standing;
3. Every student then must apply to the Department of Communicative Disorders for admission to the graduate program using the department application form. This form must be filed with the graduate advisor by February 1 for admission in the fall semester. The following supportive materials must be filed with the department admission application:
A. Change of objective form available at department office (continuing CSULB students only);
B. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. (These transcripts are in addition to those required by the Office of Admissions and Records.) These transcripts should reflect the following minimum criteria:
(1) a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 units of coursework; and
(2) confirmation of acceptable GPA obtained during the final senior semester.
C. Three recommendations from academic faculty in Speech-Language Pathology, Linguistics, etc. Our standard recommendation forms can be obtained from the Graduate Advisor and must be completed.
D. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students must make arrangements to take this test in the semester prior to filing for admission to the department graduate program. This is to insure that the student’s test results will be available by the filing date since test scores are used as one criterion for acceptance into the graduate program. Students can make arrangements to take the GRE at the Testing Office in SS/AD Rm 216. The Testing Office will supply students with further information and provide them with a description and sample items.
4. Any deficiencies will be determined by the department graduate committee after consultation with the student and the student’s faculty advisor and study of transcript records.
5. Student will have completed one of the two prerequisites listed in the next section.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in communicative disorders (speech speech and hearing science, etc.); or
2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The applicant must have at least 33 units of course work by the first semester of admission to the graduate program in speech science or speech pathology, including courses in (a) anatomy and physiology, (b) phonetics, and (c) speech and hearing science. If student has not completed sufficient units or courses to meet this requirement, he/she may enroll in the University as a conditionally classified graduate student to complete the required undergraduate courses prior to applying to the Graduate Program in Communicative Disorders.
Although the student may apply to our Graduate Program with a minimum of 33 units in Speech-Language-Hearing, all courses required for the B.A. in Communicative Disorders at CSULB (with the exception of C D 431 and 432), or equivalent courses, must be completed before the M.A. in Communicative Disorders will be awarded.
Advancement to Candidacy
In order to be advanced to candidacy for a Master’s degree, a student must meet the following criteria:
1. enrollment in the semester or summer session in which advancement takes place;
2. satisfactory completion of C D 696 and three additional units;
3. satisfactory fulfillment of the CSULB Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). The GWAR must be fulfilled before the student is advanced to candidacy;
4. maintenance of a GPA of at least 3.0 in (a) all graduate work completed in Communicative Disorders, (b) all graduate work completed at CSULB, and (c) all graduate work transferred to meet graduation requirements with no grade below "C";
5. filing of the student Program for the Master of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders after completion of items 2-5;
6. the Department's standard written program of graduate courses approved by the student’s department advisor, the department graduate advisor, the department chairperson, and the College of Health and Human Services Associate Dean.
Speech-Language Pathology Specialization
Forty-one (41) units of course work are required: C D 696, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 669A, 669C, 669D, 669F, 669G, 669J, 669L; C D 670 or C D 686A, and C D 698 or 695 (Comprehensive Examinations) plus a three-unit elective. Within the context of the C D 669L clinical course, the student will complete a minimum of 25 hours of clinical experience under appropriate supervision with a client determined to be of a language or dialect different from that of the student clinician. C D 483 and 489 and/or C D 460, or equivalent content, are prerequisite to C D 669L.
Regulations governing the preparation and eligibility for the administration of comprehensive examination options are available in the Department Office. Departmental regulations concerning preparation of theses are also available in the office.