School of Health and Human Services

Current Student Information

ADMITTED GRADUATE STUDENTS

Once you are admitted to the CSD graduate program, you will be busy taking graduate courses and completing clinical practica.  There are several items that we highlight here for our current graduate students.   

If students have specific questions or comments, they are encouraged to talk with their advisor or the department chair.

MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR

Once admitted to the M.S. degree program, you will be assigned a CSD advisor.  Your advisor will help you plan out your course of study.    It is critical that incoming graduate students meet with their CSD advisor as soon as possible to begin planning their course of study.

PROGRAM APPROVAL

Admitted students will develop a program of studies which must be approved by the student’s advisor and graduate dean.  Program approval must take place after the student has been formally admitted and prior to the completion of 16 credits of graduate study.  Most CSD graduate students submit their program for approval (via the “blue form”) in their first spring semester. 

PRAXIS EXAM

As a requirement for ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), students in speech pathology must pass the Praxis Exam.   The Education Testing Service (ETS) administers the Praxis Exam.  You can obtain the Praxis Series Registration Bulletin and the Praxis Series Test-at-a-Glance booklet from ETS by calling 800-772-9476 or e-mail praxis@ets.org.
Students can register directly with ETS for the test date and location that best meets their needs at www.ets.org/praxis .
ASHA recommends that students register and take the examination no earlier than the completion of their graduate coursework and graduate clinical practicum or during the Clinical Fellowship experience.

ASHA CERTIFICATION

After students have completed their academic coursework and clinical practicum, they are ready to apply for certification. The ASHA membership and certification handbook are located on the ASHA Web site, http://www.asha.org/students/join-ASHA/default-handbooks.htm
Students need to complete an application for membership and certification in black ink.  Then, they must submit their application to their graduate program director and obtain his/her signature.  The program director's signature will verify that you have met coursework and practicum requirements for certification.

STATE LICENSURE

The licensure requirements vary by state and type of organization that you work in (i.e. health or education).

Below are contacts by state to get more information on professional licensure/ registration.

State

Education

Health/Medical

State Association

Minnesota

Minnesota
Department of Education

MN Department of Health

Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Wisconsin

Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction

License, Permit and Registration Services

Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association

North Dakota

Education Standards and Practices Board at:
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 303, Bismarck, ND 58503-0585

Phone: (701) 328-9641 or e-mail espbinfo@nd.gov

No information on website for ND Department of Health.

Experience has indicated that the Praxis Test is required before a student may be licensed, and a temporary license is not available.

For more information call 701.328.2352 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301 Bismarck N.D., 58505-0200

North Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association (NDSLHA)

South Dakota

South Dakota
Department of Education

Secretary of Health 600 E, Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 605-773-3361

South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Iowa

Out-of-State Application for Licensure (pdf)

Iowa Board of Speech
Pathology & Audiology

Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Please refer to the Student Complaint Policy

IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL CONCERNS

Please refer to the St. Cloud State University Student Handbook.

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