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B.S.Ed. Speech Language Pathology

The B.S. in Education with a major in Speech Pathology is a pre-professional program that provides students with a basic knowledge of human communication and communication disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology and speech-language pathology.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1001

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3
I2: XIDS 2002

(Recommended) First-Year Seminar Course

2
S: PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101 OR ANTH 1102

Intro to General Psychology, Introductory Sociology, or Intro to Anthropology

3
T1: Science + Lab 4

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete Core IMPACTS Math.
  • Complete Lab Science.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
F: BIOL 1010

Fundamentals of Biology

3
I1: COMM 1110 OR ENGL 2050/THEA 2050

Public Speaking or Self-Staging

3
PWLA Activity Course 1
S: Social Science 3
A: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete Core IMPACTS I1 with a C or better and Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Additional Information

  • BIOL 1010 and CHEM 1100: Courses recommended to satisfy ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) requirements for postgraduate Speech-Language programs.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CHEM 1100

Intro to Chemistry (Art)

3
F: MATH 1401

Introduction to Statistics

3
PWLA 1600

Personal Wellness

2
SLPA 3701

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3
A: Humanities 3
P: Citizenship 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Area F Courses with C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • 3.0 GPA or better for on-time admission into the program after this semester.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SLPA 4704

Introduction to Manual Communication

3
F: MEDT 2501

Multiple Literacies for Ed

3
P: Citizenship 3
T2: Non-lab Science 3
T3: STEM Course 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Core IMPACTS & Non-lab Science.
  • Complete Area F Courses with a C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

17 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 32 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • BIOL 1010 and CHEM 1100: Courses recommended to satisfy ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) requirements for postgraduate Speech-Language programs.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SPED 3713

Intro to Special Education and Mild Disabilities

3
SLPA 3702

Speech & Language Acquisition

3
SLPA 4724

Counseling in SLPA and Audiology

3
SLPA 3704

A/P of Speech & Hearing

3
SLPA 4721

Intro to Neurological Communication Disorders

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SLPA 4722

Cultural Diversity in Communication Sciences and Disorders

3
SLPA 3703

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

3
SLPA 4701

Language Disorders in Children

3
SLPA 3705

Speech and Hearing Science

3
SLPA 4703

Introduction to Audiology

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SLPA 4720

Intro to Assessment of Speech Language Disorders

3
CEPD 4101

Educational Psychology

3
SLPA 3790

Introduction to Clinical Practicum: Observation

3
SLPA 3760

Articulation and Phonological Disorders

3
SLPA 4784

Professional Practices Seminar in Communication Disorders

(Course may also be taken during the summer in Year 3.)

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SPED 3714

Behavior and Classroom Management

3
SPED 4709

Ethics, Policies, and Procedures in Special Education

3
SLPA 4786

Internship: Speech Language Pathology

8
SLPA 4789

Seminar in Speech Language Pathology

1

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 and Area F courses with a C or better.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA for on-time admission into the Speech-Language Pathology program.

Middle Years:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA for on-time admission into the Speech-Language Pathology program.
  • Complete core and non-lab sciences.

Last Year:

  • Prepare for GRE.
  • Practice graduate school interviews in the Career Center.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Look for summer jobs that allow you to work with children or in a medial setting.
  • Contact local speech-language pathologists or audiologists to learn about fields of study.

Middle Years:

  • Join and actively participate in the professional clubs (ASL Club, Dyslexia Club, NSSHLA).
  • Attend Speech-Language Pathology Major Orientation in the fall semester.

Last Year:

  • Plan for graduate school applications and the admissions process.

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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