The College of Saint Rose graduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders is designed to provide future speech-language pathologists with the professional expertise and sensitivity they need to handle the challenges of the field.
Our graduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders is marked by the diversity of training of faculty members who are recognized nationally as experts in fluency disorders, language disorders in children and adults, and medical aspects of communication disorders. They are dedicated to the preparation of professionals who are knowledgeable about cutting edge clinical research, are sensitive to issues of cultural diversity, and are effective clinicians and advocates. In addition, faculty foster values related to integrity and ethics, academic excellence, life long learning, collegiality and community service.
The clinical component of the program incorporates practical training at the College’s on-campus Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located in the Joy S. Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center as well as placements in many community-based practicum sites, including major hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, preschools, public schools, and private practices. Your professional development will be encouraged through attendance at Communication Sciences & Disorders program meetings and by participation in the on-campus chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. [[Accreditation]] The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (through July 31, 2017) and is approved by New York State Education Department to license speech-language pathologists and to certify teachers of students with speech and language disabilities. The professional education programs at The College of Saint Rose are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), recognized by their respective Program Associations and registered with the New York State Education Department. [[Career Opportunities]] Graduates of the Communication Sciences & Disorders program are prepared for careers as speech-language pathologists in schools (Pre-K -12), hospitals and nursing homes, private practices, and other clinical agencies or settings.
They also may pursue research opportunities or enroll in doctoral studies. In addition, graduates may work as speech-language pathology supervisors and clinical administrators in colleges and universities after gaining 3-5 years of professional experience.
The job market in speech-language pathology is strong and some students in the Saint Rose program are finding employment immediately after graduation. Data suggests that over 95% are finding employment in the field within three months of graduating.
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