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  • Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Handbook College of Education and Human Services

  • Graduate Handbook: Speech-Language Pathology, 2018-2019

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    WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

    SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

    2018-2019

    GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Welcome to Program ........................................................................................... 6

    a. Description of program .................................................................................................................................. 6 b. Program Philosophy ....................................................................................................................................... 6 c. Program Objectives ........................................................................................................................................ 6 d. Department Faculty and Staff ........................................................................................................................ 7 e. Advisors .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 f. Orientation ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

    i. New Graduate Student Orientation ........................................................................................................................ 8 ii. Department Specific Orientation ........................................................................................................................... 8

    II. Department Mission and Values ....................................................................... 9 III. Program of Study ............................................................................................ 10

    a. Required Coursework .................................................................................................................................. 10 i. List of Required Courses ..................................................................................................................................... 10 ii. How to Register for Courses ............................................................................................................................... 10

    b. Thesis or Professional Portfolio Requirements ............................................................................................ 11 i. M.S. Thesis Option .............................................................................................................................................. 11 ii. Professional Portfolio .......................................................................................................................................... 12

    c. Suggested sequence of study ......................................................................................................................... 16

    IV. Clinical Information ....................................................................................... 17 a. Clinical Practicum ........................................................................................................................................ 17 b. Clinical Assignment Procedures ................................................................................................................... 18 c. Clinical Externship ....................................................................................................................................... 20 d. Clinical Background Screening .................................................................................................................... 20 e. State Licensure ............................................................................................................................................. 20 f. West Virginia State Teacher Requirements ................................................................................................. 21

    V. Graduation Requirements ............................................................................... 22 a. Program requirements for graduation ......................................................................................................... 22

    i. Transfer Credit ..................................................................................................................................................... 22 ii. Auditing Courses Policy ...................................................................................................................................... 23 iii. Time Limits ......................................................................................................................................................... 23

    b. Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology .................................................................................... 23 c. Graduation application ................................................................................................................................ 24

    VI. Student Expectations ...................................................................................... 25 a. Graduate Student Expectations .................................................................................................................... 25 b. Grade Requirements .................................................................................................................................... 27

    i. Effects of C, D, F, or U Grades ........................................................................................................................... 27 c. Classroom Conduct ...................................................................................................................................... 27

    i. Use of Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom and Clinic ....................................................................... 27

    VII. Financial Support .......................................................................................... 29 a. Graduate assistantships ................................................................................................................................ 29

    i. Graduate Assistantships During Externships ....................................................................................................... 29 ii. Graduate Assistantships Outside of the CSD Department ................................................................................... 29

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    b. Tuition waivers ............................................................................................................................................. 30 c. Travel and research funding ........................................................................................................................ 30

    VIII. Student Resources ........................................................................................ 31 a. Health and wellbeing .................................................................................................................................... 31

    i. Student counseling services ................................................................................................................................. 31 ii. Student health ...................................................................................................................................................... 31

    b. Student Services ............................................................................................................................................ 32 i. Information Technology Services ........................................................................................................................ 32 ii. Commuter student program ................................................................................................................................. 32 iii. Accessibility Services .......................................................................................................................................... 32 iv. Career Service Center .......................................................................................................................................... 32 v. Office of Graduate Education and Life ............................................................................................................... 33 vi. Diversity Offices.................................................................................................................................................. 33 vii. Writing Studio ................................................................................................................................................. 33 viii. Title IX and Office Quality Assurance ............................................................................................................ 33 ix. Support for Student Parents ................................................................................................................................. 33 x. Veteran Programs ................................................................................................................................................ 33

    c. Student Life ............................................................................

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