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Leveling Plan

Students who already have a Bachelor's degree in a different field can complete selected coursework to prepare them to apply to graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.  Completion of the leveling plan does not result in a second Bachelor's degree.

It is important to note that completing the leveling program does not guarantee admission into any graduate school.  Any individual graduate program may have additional requirements.

Students have the option of completing the leveling coursework in 1 or 2 years.  A fall semester start is required.  To be eligible:

  1. Must have completed a BA or BS degree in another field.
  2. Must have been admitted to the University.

Plan of Study (Recommended)


Fall Semester
SPPA 231 Phonetics 3 hours (required as a prerequisite for a spring leveling course)
SPPA 210 Fundamentals of Lang Analysis 3 hours (required as a prerequisite for a spring leveling course)
SPPA 220 Anat & Phys Speech Mechanism 3 hours (required as a prerequisite for a spring leveling course)
SPPA 361 Basic Audiometry 3 hours (required as a prerequisite for a spring leveling course)
Additional Fall course options:
SPPA446 Clinical Obs and Procedures 3 hours
SPPA441 Speech Sound Disorders in Children 3 hours
SPPA442 Voice/Motor Speech/Fluency 3 hours
Spring Semester
SPPA 312 Normal Lang &Speech Acquisition 3 hours
SPPA 321 Hearing Science 3 hours
SPPA 322 Speech Science 3 hours
SPPA 397 Neuroanatomy 3 hours
SPPA471 Aural Rehab 3 hours

In addition to the above recommended courses, students should complete course work in biological science, physical science, statistics, and social/behavioral science.  Acceptance of coursework that is 10 years or older is at the discretion of the faculty.  Students have the option of completing the above coursework in 1 or 2 years. 

Completion of the above sequence of courses provides students with the prerequisites necessary to apply to many graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology but does not result in a second Bachelor's degree.  Students should check requirements of specific programs to which they wish to apply and customize the above recommended sequence. 

Students who already have a Bachelor's degree and seek a 2nd  (undergraduate) degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will be required to meet additional SIUE requirements.  These students will follow the traditional Plan of Study as outlined in the SIUE Undergraduate Catalog.

The Leveling Sequence is only offered in an in-class format; there is no online option to complete the sequence.  Courses in the fall and spring are approximately 16 weeks in length.

speech path
Faculty
Kathryn Brady, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Missouri, Columbia

Steffany M. Chleboun, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  
Jaime Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP,
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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