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Speech and Hearing Science BA/Early Childhood Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 12.20 SPEECH PATHOLGY&AUDIOLGY, CIP: 51.0204 Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist)

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

122 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3023

Dr. Bo-Hua Hu
Associate Professor, Interim Chair

Dr. Ahmed Nagy
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Wei Sun
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Learning And Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Michele Brown
Academic Advisor

Completing the Speech and Hearing Science BA/Early Childhood Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

To graduate, the student must have earned an overall GPA of 2.500 in CDS courses. CDS courses with a grade of less than C- will not be acceptable for the departmental average requirement and must be retaken for a grade of C- or better. Students may not elect S/U grading in CDS courses.

Finally, before entry into student teaching (field experience), students must have successfully completed all education and graduate level coursework with a B- or better.

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, complete and submit their GRE or MAT scores, and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

Courses from other institutions that have been previously evaluated in comparison to UB courses are listed on UB's course articulation TAURUS website. For courses not listed, students can submit a new request to TAURUS.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
CDS 286 Phonetics

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

BIO 130 Perspectives in Human Biology
CDS 151 Communicative Disorders
CDS 286 Phonetics
CDS 301 Language Development in Children
CDS 387 Psychoacoustic Science
CDS 388 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
CDS 389 General & Speech Acoustics
CDS 390 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 444 Phonology Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 480 Clinical Observation & Participation
CDS 482 Diagnostic Com Disorders
CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation
LAI 205/LAI 549 Intro to Child Development
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 474/574 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
LAI 490/LAI 507 Seminar and Practicum in Early Child hood Programs
MTH 115 Survey of Algebra & Trig
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
LIN Requirement

  • LIN 205 Intro to Linguistic Analysis
  • LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual
  • LIN course at the 300/400 level

Human Behavior Elective at the 300/400 level (SOC recommended) (3 credits)

Technical skills electives (7 credits)

Graduate Courses:

LAI 501 Instructional Practice in the Elementary School
LAI 504 Early Childhood Program Planning and Leadership
LAI 511 Diversity in Early Childhood/Childhood Education
LAI 526 Agencies & Services for Children
LAI 550 Literacy Acquisition and Instruction, Pre-K to Primary
LAI 551 Childhood Literacy Methods
LAI 521 Improving Elementary Social Studies
LAI 527 Learning Mathematics: Early Childhood or LAI 540 Improving Elementary Mathematics Instruction
LAI 530 Improving Elementary Science Instruction
LAI 562 Theory and Research Elementary School Language Arts
LIA 595 Supervised Teaching
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
9 credits of LAI at the graduate level
LAI 700 Individual Guidance Capstone

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Linguistics BA/Early Childhood Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required93
Graduate Credits Required66
Total Credits Required for Degree159

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:08