Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology
FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS:
Spring Semester - October 1
Fall Semester- June 1
*Please Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due the preceding business day.
Candidates interested in becoming speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must apply for admission to the Speech-Language Pathology Pre-professional Preparation program. Admission is selective. Acceptance into the Speech-Language Pathology Pre-professional Preparation program is required for completion of the bachelor's degree and eventual application to a Master's degree program.
*Applications will be reviewed by an Admission Review Committee.
The following requirements must be met when submitting an application for formal admission to the undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Pre-professional Preparation program.
- Admission to UNO and the College of Education.
- Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours including all of the General Education Fundamental Skills degree (ENGL 1150, ENGL 1160, MATH 1310, SPCH 1110 or SPCH 2120) and EDUC 2020 Educational Foundations, and SPED 4550 Special Needs Students from Diverse Communities OR EDUC 2030 Human Relations, with a grade of C- or higher.
- A minimum cumulative (UNO plus other institutions, if any) GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Passing scores on all sections of the CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) / Praxis I, previously referred to as Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST). Information on the CORE test can be found through the Office of Student Services.
- Completion and unconditional pass of a speech, language, and hearing screening at UNO.
- Completion of the following speech-language pathology courses: SPED 1400 Introduction to Communication Disorders, SPED 4380 Anatomy and Physiology, SPED 4420 Early Language Development, with no grade lower than C and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for these courses.
All application materials must be submitted together as a packet.
*Please Note: Follow the directions on the Application Checklist and complete forms listed below.
- Review of applications occurs within 2-3 weeks of the deadline. Notification of acceptance comes from the College of Education Office of Student Services. This will include information on the mandatory Teacher Preparation Orientation. Only complete packets will be forwarded to the review committee. Incomplete packets will be returned to the student.
- Application Checklist
- Application Form
- CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) / Praxis I Scores Verification (copy of notification form), previously referred to as Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
- Personal and Professional Fitness Form, signed
- Professional Disposition Statement, signed
- Speech, Language, and Hearing Screening - copy of results
- Essential Skills and/or Abilities Document
- Unofficial Transcript
The undergraduate speech-language pathology major provides the foundational skills for candidates who will pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology in either PK-12 school or medical settings.
A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. Students majoring in speech-language pathology must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
An undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology is a pre-professional degree which does not lead to a certificate endorsement in speech pathology to work in Nebraska schools. The certificate endorsement is recommended upon completion of the Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
|Advising||The College provides academic advising and support to students. We encourage you to consult with your advisor regularly for program information and planning. Contact Office of Student Services and Field Experiences at 402.554.2717.
|Field Experience||All speech-language pathology majors will participate in a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experiences in schools. Field experiences are embedded in identified professional courses.|
|Select Clinic||An undergraduate clinic practicum (SPTH 4510) provides an opportunity to transfer course knowledge into clinical skills under the direct supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. This course is available on a selective basis only. To be considered for the course, students must submit a SPTH 4510 Application which is reviewed by a Clinical Review Committee. Approximately 5 students per semester will be chosen for this practicum experience.
A plan of study for the required courses in the undergraduate major is available by clicking the link below.
View the example plan of study for more information on course requirements.
SPTH 4510 Application for Clinic Practicum.