Other Services Credential Programs

Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential: Language, Speech & Hearing

The Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (SLPSC) qualifies graduates to work as language, speech, and hearing specialists. To work in public schools, completion of the Master of Science in Communicative Disorders is required in addition to the credential. At SF State, the SLPSC is required as part of the M.S. program.  Program requirements for entry to the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential include the following:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Communicative Disorders. If the baccalaureate degree is in another area, the applicant must complete the 13 undergraduate courses in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences as listed on SF State's Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences website, or an equivalent:  http://slhs.sfsu.edu.
  • Formal application to the department and university through CalState Apply: https://gcoe.sfsu.edu/current-students/how-apply
  • Official transcripts with minimum 3.0 GPA are required for admission to the graduate program.
  • Satisfy Basic Skills Requirement: successful passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), CSET Multiple Subjects Test plus Writing Skills Test, OR an approved out-of-state basic skills exam (required for admission). Refer to the Department application for additional ways of satisfying the Basic Skills Requirement using the ELM/ EPT, SAT, and/or ACT scores (https://slhs.sfsu.edu/prospective).
  • Complete Certificate of Clearance: Fingerprint Clearance via LiveScan and Commission on Teacher Credentialing online application process (required for admission to the Department).

Academic Requirements (post-baccalaureate)

ISED 797Seminar in Educational Research3
SLHS 701Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences3
SLHS 706Counseling in Communicative Disorders3
SLHS 707Serving School Communities in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (optional)3
SLHS 708Neurogenic Disorders of Language3
SLHS 709Speech Sound Production3
SLHS 710Seminar in Dysphagia3
SLHS 712Internship Workshop Seminar: Communicative Disabilities (concurrent with SLHS 882)1
SLHS 714Interprofessional Education & Family-Centered Practice1
SLHS 754Voice and Resonance3
SLHS 755Fluency Disorders3
SLHS 756Right Hemisphere Syndrome, TBI, Dementia in Communicative Disabilities3
SPED 788Law, Ethics, and Instructional Planning3

Clinical Practica and Internship Courses (56 units)

(as required by master’s degree, including clock hours that meet ASHA certification)

SLHS 702Social Communication Development3
SLHS 711Seminar in Therapy for Functional Communicative Disorders1
SLHS 713Seminar in Therapy1
SLHS 880Advanced Communication Therapy (repeat a minimum of three times @ 2 units each time = 6 units)2
SLHS 882Advanced Internship (experience with adults in a hospital placement- 6 units total)6
SLHS 884Advanced Diagnosis in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (all ages)3