Communication Disorder and Sciences Program

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Communication Disorder and Sciences Certificate Program Curriculum

Required Credits: 31

Fall Spring
CDS 211 American Sign Language — 3 Credits CDS 344 Intro. Hr. Sp. Science — 3 Credits
CDS 241 Language Development — 3 Credits CDS 410 Comm. Systems & Disorders — 3 Credits
CDS 342 Phonetics — 3 Credits CDS 443 Aural Rehabilitation — 3 Credits
CDS 343 Anatomy & Physiology — 3 Credits CDS 445 Intro. Artic/Phonology — 3 Credits
CDS 345 Intro. Audiology — 3 Credits CDS 448 Language Disorders — 3 Credits
  CDS 439 Participatory Observation - 1 Credit
Total Credits = 15 Total Credits = 16

ASHA Certification

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires basic science coursework for certification. The student's existing Bachelor's degree should contain one course in biological science, one course in physical science, one course in mathematics (preferably statistics), and one course in behavioral and/or social science. You will need to contact Dr. Patrick Coppens, your faculty advisor, to discuss coursework that you may need.

CDS Electives

Students may consider taking additional courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences if their schedule allows. The options are:

New York State Teacher Certification

If you are interested in obtaining teacher certification at the master's degree level for Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disability in New York State, please see Mrs. Lori Carozza, M.A., CCC-SLP in the CDS department for further information about additional coursework that may be required.

If You Already Have Some Courses In Speech Pathology

Some students may transfer in some credits if they have taken courses in communication disorders. If a certain number of credits is needed for financial aid purposes, the you will need to meet with a faculty advisor to discuss additional courses that can be added to your schedule.

Application to the Certificate Program

Note: Admission is limited to the 12 highest qualified students every fall. Deadline for application is April 1st.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about communication disorders and sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:

Raymond Domenico, Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 226
Phone: (518) 564-3154

SUNY Plattsburgh
Communication Disorders and Sciences
Sibley Hall 226
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901