The Communication Disorders Master’s (M.Ed) degree program in speech-language pathology at North Carolina Central University’s School of Education is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Completion of the program is contingent upon completion of a minimum of 62 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of "B", 3.0 or better. Students without the requisite undergraduate degree in Speech/Language Pathology will be required to complete additional hours in normal speech, language, and hearing processes. Admission to the program is contingent upon full-time enrollment of no less than 9 semester hours each semester. In addition, 12-month continuous enrollment is required. Students must enroll during the two 6 week summer sessions.
Required professional specialization courses: EDSH 5790, a minimum of 6 semester hour
A minimum of 30 hours from:
EDU 4750, 4760, 4770, 4780; EDSH 5700, 5710, 5720, 5721, 5722, 5723, 5724, 5725, 5730, 5740, 5745, 5750, 5751, 5752, 5755, 5760, 5770, 5780, 5785, 5795, 5796 or 5797. (No more than 9 hours can be from 4000 level course
Required research courses: EDGR 5910, and EDGR 5920 or EDSH 5795
EDSH 5800, Computer Utilization for Research and Clinical Applications in Communication Disorders; or
EDGR 5900, Thesis and Oral Examination
Students will follow a logical progression of courses, beginning with normal processes courses which lead into disorders courses.
Students will take 52 hours of required courses (15 required courses and 6 hours of practicum), 2 hours of seminars, and 12 hours of electives.
Successful completion of a clinical practicum experience in the University speech and hearing clinic and at approved off-campus clinic sites. The current minimum is 475 clock hours, including 25 hours of observation.
Successful completion of a comprehensive written examination or a passing score on the National Examination in Speech Pathology and Audiology (Praxis II).
Successful completion of a portfolio or an oral examination covering the thesis.