Preparation for Educational Setting

The following lists the suggested academic preparation for the educational setting.

Academic Preparation for Educational Setting:
The following coursework is suggested for SLPs who are going to be working within the public schools. Although Kansas does not require this coursework, many states continue to require specific academic preparation for the school setting. This coursework can be taken as a component of the undergraduate program or graduate program. Equivalent coursework, as assessed by the graduate student's advisor, which has been completed at another university may be substituted for these courses.

Academic Preparation for Educational Setting Total: 16 Credit Hours

  • TEEL 202: Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231: Human Growth and Development
    or
    PSY 400 Child and Developmental Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SLP 412: Observation and Participation in Clinical Procedures (2 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 : Educating Exceptional Students
    or
    SPED 802 VA Theories of Exceptionalities (3 Credit Hours)
  • SLP 617: Clinical Procedures in Public Schools (2 Credit Hours)
  • SLP 862: Language Disorders in Children: Kindergarten to Adolescence (Category A: Core Curriculum in SLP) (3 Credit Hours)
  • SLP 882: Seminar: Counseling in Communication Disorders (Category C: Courses, Seminars and Independent Study) (2 Credit Hours)

Clinician working with child  Dorothy teaching

Graduate Program  Category A: Core Curriculum 
Category B: Clinical Education  
Category C: Courses, Seminars, Independent Study  
Preparation for Educational Settings

The graduate program in speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Disorders at Fort Hays State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department prepares students for clinical certification by ASHA and professional Licensure by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Contact Information: infoslp@fhsu.edu - 785-628-5366