You will have the opportunity to take up to 11 on-campus courses, plus an off-campus practicum experience. While you are welcome to take courses ‘a la carte,’ if you plan to take the entire coursework for this program, good sequencing of the courses ensures a quality experience. Many courses are conveniently offered in the late afternoon and early evening, or online. Because of this, many students continue part-time work during enrollment. The full schedule includes:
Strong faculty links with schools and hospitals within our region provide CSD post-bacc students with opportunities to learn more outside the classroom. Off-campus supervisors find our students well prepared for an initial clinical practice experience, which can be a valuable resume builder prior to graduate school. This clinical practicum also meets the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Board of Registration requirement for observation if you are interested in applying for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License.
During the CSD425 practicum, students typically work one full day or two half days per week off-campus with speech-language pathologists as student clinicians in local schools, private practices and community-based hospitals and clinics. Consistent with ASHA recommendations, our practicum provides students with both observation and hands-on experience treating children and adults with a variety of disorders and impairments such as articulation, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders. Most of our off-campus practicum locations are not accessible by public transportation. Consequently, it is necessary for students to have access to a car during the semester that they are enrolled in CSD425.