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2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Language, Speech, and Hearing, Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Credential


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(Credential Code: 00900)

The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers academic and practica coursework applicable to the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Credential (Credential Code: 00900), required for working in California public schools.

Applicants to a credential program are required to submit scores from the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) as part of the application for admission to a credential program.

Credential candidates are required to have the Certificate of Clearance (finger printing) prior to beginning the school experience. Candidates should apply for the Certificate of Clearance several months prior to submitting an application to the department for school practicum placement in order for the certificate to be processed in time for the placement.

Students desiring to work with pupils with speech-language and hearing impairments on an itinerant or pull-out basis must complete the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH). A master’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences is required of all candidates graduating with a SLP credential. Candidates for SLP credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH) must complete the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the requirements of California licensure in Language and Speech. See sections on Certificates and Licensure .

Admission Requirements

  1. Formal application to San Diego State University and to the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All applicants for the credential must satisfy the admission requirements of the university and of the school for classified graduate standing and be recommended by the school for admission to the credential program.
  2. California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) results.
  3. Interview with the coordinator of the Language, Speech and Hearing credential.

Program Requirements

  1. The credential program requires a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
  2. The following courses are also required: SLHS 525 , SLHS 546  (or transcript credit in an equivalent course), SLHS 618  and/or SLHS 619 , SLHS 626A , SLHS 626B , SLHS 626C , SLHS 627 , SLHS 629 , SLHS 630 , SLHS 933 .
  3. The program of professional preparation for the SLP Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing requires a minimum of 75 semester credit hours, including a minimum of 27 semester credit hours in basic sciences and a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in professional coursework. At least 30 of the 36 semester credit hours must be in courses for which graduate credit is received, and at least 21 of the 30 graduate semester credit hours must be in the professional area for which the credential is sought. The candidate must complete a minimum of 25 supervised observation hours and 350 clinical contact hours including 50 clock hours in each of three types of clinical setting. This credential also requires that a minimum of 100 clock hours be completed in the school setting. See the section on Certificates  and the Credential Coordinator for additional information.

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