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Student Resources

Various resources are available to students to help them be successful in our program. For more information on these resources, select from the links on the left.

Regarding Students With Special Needs

Faculty in the Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies Department will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate students with special needs. Upon identifying themselves to the instructor and the university, students with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodation for learning and evaluation.

For more information, visit the Services for Students with Disabilities webpage at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ssd/index.html or contact them at (559) 278-2811. The are located in the Henry Madden Library, room 1202.

2014-2017 Student Praxis Results

The Praxis II

The Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology Test evaluates the beginning clinician's knowledge of fundamental speech-language pathology concepts, as well as current practices in the field. Passing this test is necessary to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state license in speech-language pathology. In addition, California Assembly Bill 2837 requires candidates for the California clear Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential to pass this test. Nearly all speech pathology graduate students in our program take this test near the end of their graduate studies. Here are the passing rates for our students for the past 3 years:

Method for reporting praxis examination pass rate data:               
              ETS Data  X                  Institutional Data

Period

Number of students taking the exam

Number of students passed

Pass rate

2016/2017

36

35

97.22%

2015/2016

23

23

100%

2014/2015

 

23

21

91.3%

3 year average

96.17%

 

Completion Rates

The following percentage of our speech-language pathology graduate students completed their MA degree successfully within a five-semester period and those not completing the program:

Period

Number completed program within expected time frame

Number completed later than expected time frame

Number not 
completing

Percentage 
completing

2016/2017

40

1

0

 

2015/2016

34

2

1

 

2014/2015

33

0

0

 

3 year average

 

 

 

96.4%

 

Employment Rates

There is a high demand for speech-language pathologists, both in schools and in medical facilities. Our students usually are employed soon after they obtain their MA degrees.

The following list shows the percentage of students who were actively looking for employment and found jobs within 30 days of graduation:

Academic Year

Employment Rate in Profession

 

 Number of graduates (#)

 Percent of graduates employed

2016/2017

41

100%

2015/2016

40

100%

2014/2015

30

100%

                                                 3 year average

100%

Note: These employment data were obtained from exit interviews with graduates and alumni surveys.