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Speech and Hearing Science BA/English as a Second Language (ESOL) 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. Ling-Yu Guo
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Learning and Instruction

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

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Completing the Speech and Hearing Science BA/English as a Second Language (ESOL) 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.

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.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a bachelor’s degree from the university.

The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the undergraduate residency requirement: transfer work; proficiency exams; Advanced Placement; military training; study abroad; cross-registration; international baccalaureate credit; and experiential learning.

Prerequisite Courses

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

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

CDS 151 Communicative Disorders
CDS 301 Language Development in Children
CDS 286 Phonetics
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 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 480 Clinical Observation & Participation
CDS 482 Diagnostics Com Disorders
CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation
CEP 400 Educational Psychology
LAI 205 Intro to Child Development
LAI 474/574 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
MTH 115 Survey of Algebra & Trig
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
LIN Requirement

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

7 credits of Technical Skills 
Approved SOC elective

Graduate Courses: 
LAI 550 Literacy Acquisition and Instruction, Pre-K to Primary
LAI 579 ESL Literacy/Focus Reading
LAI 581 Linguistics for L2 Education
LAI 582 Principles of Language Acquisition 1st and 2nd
LAI 585 L2 Literacy/Focus Writing
LAI 587 Methods ESL Content Areas
LAI 592 Foundations of Bilingual Education: Theory, Policies, and Practices
LAI 594 Pedagogical Grammar of English
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 681 Understanding/Teaching Second Language Culture
LAI 682 Assessing Second Language Proficiency
LAI 694 Instructional Strategies for Special Needs & Gifted
LAI 700 Individual Guidance Capstone

Departmental Honors Requirements

The CDS Honors Program stimulates excellence by encouraging students to undertake in-depth study in a specialty area within the fields of Communicative Disorders and Sciences. An average GPA of 3.500 or above is required to be considered in the CDS Honors Program.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Speech and Hearing Sciences BA/English as a Second Language (ESOL) EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required99
Graduate Credits Required54
Total Credits Required for Degree153

* 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: Oct 18, 2021 15:41:33