May 29, 2023
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Undergraduate Course Requirements
Speech and Hearing Science Core (31 credits)
One Statistics Course (4 credits)
One Computer Course (4 credits)
One Human Biology Course (3-5 credits)**
One Physical Science Course (3 credits)**
At least three credits of any Chemistry (CHE) or Physics (PHY) course. (See AAR for list of course options)
One Math Course (4 credits)
One Linguistics Course (3 credits)
Three Human Behavior Courses (9 credits)
Education Core (10 credits)*
Graduate Course Requirements
ESOL Courses (48 credits)
- LAI 550 - Literacy Acquisition and Instruction, Pre-K to Primary
- LAI 579 - ESL Literacy/Focus Reading
- LAI 581 - Linguistics for L2 Education
- LAI 582 - Principles of Language Acquisition 1st and 2nd
- LAI 585 - L2 Literacy/Focus Writing
- LAI 587 - Methods ESL Content Areas
- LAI 592 - Foundations of Bilingual Education: Theory, Policies, and Practices
- LAI 594 - Pedagogical Grammar of English
- LAI 595 - Supervised Teaching
- LAI 667 - Field Experience
- LAI 668 - Supervised Teaching I
- LAI 674 - Seminar in Teaching
- LAI 681 - Understanding/Teaching Second Language Culture
- LAI 682 - Assessing Second Language Proficiency
- LAI 694 - Instructional Strategies for Special Needs & Gifted
Culminating Experience (3 credits)
* Dual listed with a graduate course and satisfies both undergraduate and graduate requirements.
**Students wishing to satisfy the Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (SLI) UB Curriculum Requirement using courses also approved for the Human Biology and Physical Science requirements should consult the list of approved SLI courses to identify overlap.
Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 61-63
Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirements Include:
- Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
- 10 additional credits of Education Core*
Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 101 (minimum)
Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 51
Total Credits Required for Graduation: 152 (minimum)
Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.
To graduate, the student must have earned an overall GPA of 2.500 in CDS courses. CDS courses with a grade of less than C- will not be acceptable for the departmental average requirement and must be retaken for a grade of C- or better. Students may not elect S/U grading in CDS courses.
To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, earn a “C” grade or higher in content courses (courses in the undergraduate major); earn a “B-” or better in all education coursework (courses that begin with CEP, ELP, and LAI), and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of year three of the bachelor’s program to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.
The Honors Program allows qualified seniors the opportunity to engage in a year-long research project in a single lab. The lab is selected by the student to fit his/her interests in the field. A mentor is chosen to work closely with the student during the year to guide the student in writing and orally presenting the required senior thesis. Students complete CDS 497 . The thesis must be submitted and approved by the thesis advisor and co-advisor. Students must also meet the remaining criteria outlined in the Academic Honors policy. Students who successfully complete the honors program and meet the criteria will have the appropriate notation on their official transcript.
A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.
Fourth Year Fall
- LAI 592LEC - Found Bil Ed:Polces&Pract Credits: 3
- LAI 579SEM - ESL Literacy/Focus Reading Credits: 3
- LAI 581LEC - Linguistics for L2 Education Credits: 3
- LAI 585SEM - L2 Literacy/Focus Wrtng Credits: 3
Fifth Year Fall
- LAI 550LEC - Literacy Acq/Inst Prek-Pri Credits: 3
- LAI 667TUT - Field Experience Credits: 3
- LAI 681SEM - Undrstnd/Tch Sec Lang Clt Credits: 3
- LAI 694LEC - Instruct Stratg Sp Nd/Gft Credits: 3
- LAI 700 Credits: 3
Fifth Year Spring
- LAI 674TUT - Seminar in Teaching Credits: 3
- LAI 668TUT - Supervised Teaching I Credits: 3
- LAI 595TUT - Supervised Teaching II Credits: 6
Total Credits Required: 152
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of biological sciences, physical science, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and basic communication.
- Demonstrate knowledge across the age span of basic human communication processes related to their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
- Demonstrate in standard oral and/or written form the ability to: recognize and describe normal aspects of the development and use of phonology, receptive and expressive language, fluency, vocal production, resonance, cognition/communication, social communication, and hearing.
- Demonstrate in standard oral and/or written form the ability to: identify the clinical characteristics of possible etiologies for a variety of communication differences and disorders, cognition/communication, and hearing.
In addition, graduates of the Speech and Hearing Science BA/ESOL EdM program will:
- Demonstrate subject specific content expertise that supports effective teaching in the field.
- Create inclusive learning environments to meet individual differences in a caring, culturally responsive, and professional manner.
- Construct relevant and rigorous curricula that include critical assessment of student learning outcomes.
- Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that maximize the use of digital and interactive technologies.
- Promote the application of research and evidence-based practices in diverse settings throughout their teaching careers.
- Remain intellectually curious, continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure ongoing excellence in teaching.
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