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Academic Program
Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology

Description:

The undergraduate speech-language pathology major is designed to prepare students to provide the foundational skills for candidates who will pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology in either PK-12 school or medical settings. A minimum of 125 credit hours is required for graduation and students majoring in speech-language pathology must maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or better. A GPA of 3.0 or better within the major area is required prior to admission into SPED 4510, Basic Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology. An undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology is a pre-professional degree which does not lead to a certificate endorsement in speech pathology to work in Nebraska schools. The certificate endorsement is recommended upon completion of the Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

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Field Experience: All speech-language pathology majors will participate in a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experiences in schools. Field experiences are embedded in identified professional courses.
Clinic: The undergraduate clinic practicum provides an opportunity to transfer the theoretical knowledge into skills under the direct supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. The on-campus clinical assignments are tailored to a student's class schedule.

Course Requirements:

Students majoring in speech-language pathology must take the following course work:

 

General Education Requirements - 45 hours

 Fundamental Academic Skills

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

ENGL 1150

English Composition I

3

   

ENGL 1160

English Composition II

3

   

MATH 1310

Algebra

3

   

SPCH 1110

Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

   

Distribution Requirements (30 hours)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Social Sciences (8 hours minimum) / must include the following:

PSYC 1010 Psychology I 3    
PSYC 1020 Psychology II 3    
PSYC 1024 Lab 1    
PSYC 3130 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3    

Natural Science/Physical Sciences (8 hours minimum / must include a Physical Science)

BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology 5    
Physical Science PHYS 1110 or CHEM 1040 4    
         

Humanities (8 hours minimum)

         
         
         

Cultural Diversity (6 hours)

SPED 4550

Special Needs Students from DIverse Communities

3

   

or EDUC 2030

Human Relations

3

   


Professional Core Requirements
 
Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) is required for formal admission to Speech-Language Pathology
and a Hearing Screening.


Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

EDUC 2020

Foundations of Education

3

   

 PPST and Admission to Speech-Language Pathology Required

EDUC 2010

Human Growth and Learning

3

   

EDUC 2510

Applied Special Education

3

   

EDUC 2520

Instructional Systems

3

   

EDUC 2524

Orientations / Intermediate I Field Experiences

0

   


Speech-Language Pathology Major Requirements -42 hours

Courses must be taken in the order shown

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

See Department Number

Advanced Composition

2

   
1st Fall or Spring

SPED 1400

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

   
1st Spring

SPED 4380

Anatomy and Physiology

3

   

SPED 4420

Early Language Development

3

   
2nd Fall
  Admission to Speech-Langauge Pathology Required

SPED 4390

Hearing Science

3

   

SPED 4450

Phonetics

3

   

SPED 4460

Later Language Development

3

   
2nd Spring

SPED 4370

Basic Audiology

3

   
3rd Fall

SPED 4430

Articulation and Phonological Disorders

3

   

SPED 4490

Introduction to Professional Issues

3

   
3rd Spring

SPED 4500

Principles of Intervention

3

   

SPED 4750

Childhood Language Disorders

3

   
4th Fall

SPED 4330

Aural Rehabilitation

3

   
4th Fall or Spring

SPED 4510

Basic Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology

3