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A variety of opportunities for graduate assistantships exist. Deadlines for assistantships vary and therefore students are strongly encouraged to submit assistantship applications at the same time they are applying to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Head Start Assistantships
Currently, four assistantships are available for students enrolled in the graduate program in speech pathology thought the St. Clair County Head Start Program in Illinois. To be eligible for these assistantships, students must have completed undergraduate coursework in articulation disorders and language disorders, along with 25 hours of clinical observation. These assistantships are awarded to graduate students who demonstrated academic and clinical excellence. Students provide diagnostic and intervention services to preschool children with communication disorders enrolled in Head Start. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained clinical practicum experience. The application deadline is April 1st for the following fall. Application form can be found at

Department Assistantships
The Department offers several assistantships. These graduate assistantships assist faculty with their teaching and research responsibilities. The deadline for these assistantships is April 1 for the following fall. Application form can be found at

University Assistantships
Many of our students find assistantship opportunities across campus. By directly contacting individual units on campus such as the Student Service Center, the Bursar's Office, Faculty Technology Center, the Library, Housing, other individual departments such as Curriculum and Instruction, and the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, students may identify additional assistantship opportunities that exist. Application deadlines for assistantships across campus may vary.

The Graduate School also provides information regarding graduate assistantships. This information may be found on the Graduate School website at
speech path
Kathryn Brady, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Missouri, Columbia

Steffany M. Chleboun, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Jaime Henderson, M. S.,
Clinic Coordinator

Marie Klopfenstein, Ph.D.,
2012, University of Louisiana – Lafayette

James V. Panico, Ph.D.,
2005, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Patti Awalt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor
Tedd Masiongale , M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor

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