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CSD Second Year Grad

Fall Semester

I know I speak for all in saying how much we have all learned through our internship experiences. We have gained independence as clinicians through learning how to manage a case load and treating a wide variety of clients with various communication impairments. This has been a very rewarding experience and it has been exciting to actively be a part of the “real world” as a speech-language pathologist!

- Rachel

Instructional I Teacher Certification

 CSD students interested in pursuing Teacher Certification will need to prepare to earn that additional certification, as Teacher Certification from the PA Department of Education (DOE) is a separate certification from the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence:

  • Students pursuing the additional Teacher Certification may need additional semesters to complete those requirements.
  • Students seeking Teacher Certification must meet with the CSD Graduate Program Director in conjunction with the Education Department Chairperson to complete a plan of study for this additional track.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 is required to add on the Teacher Certification portion of the degree.


Conceptual Framework for the Preparation of Other Professional School Personnel (Advanced Programs)

Advanced programs challenge faculty and candidates to be leaders in the educational community, integrate knowledge and action, be thoughtful consumers and producers of scholarship and research, be proactive instruments of change and innovative reflective practitioners committed to the development of student potential.  They are expected to communicate effectively with all constituents in response to ambiguity and diversity in a technological, global community. 

To prepare candidates in advanced certification programs to realize the vision presented in the conceptual framework, we seek to develop the following competencies:

  1. Develop skills to be a leader.
  2. Integrate knowledge and action.
  3. Produce scholarship and research.
  4. Be reflective practitioners.
  5. Communicate effectively.