Graduate Level Course
The student will take 1 graduate level course. Students may not use these credits towards the CSU graduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology if the credits count toward the bachelor's degree, per CSU policy. Note: Students may enroll in graduate courses in SPH only by permission of the instructor and the SPH Program Director because these courses are generally only open to students accepted into the SPH graduate program.
Cooperative Education Experience (2 credit minimum - 4 credit Maximum) (Note: 1 credit=15 hours of contact time)
Students must complete a 2 to 4 credit Cooperative Education Experience for 2 semesters. This experience will be supervised by the student's honors/scholars adviser. Students will enroll in SPH 495 in order to receive credit and supervision by the honors/scholars adviser.
The focus of the cooperative education experience is to provide the honors/scholars student with an opportunity to participate in an engaged learning experience that will enhance knowledge and expertise in an area relevant to a career focus, e.g., speech-language pathology or audiology. The student will prepare a response to the experience that will connect theory and practice. This response will include an analysis of research literature relevant to the student's cooperative experience.
Suggestions for Cooperative Education Experiences
· Working as a teaching assistant to the honors/scholars adviser in order to assist in the delivery of an undergraduate course (after having completed the course with a B+ or higher). The student will complete a teaching assignment to be determined by the faculty or professional staff member. Examples include developing teaching aids, developing tutorials for students, or teaching a unit in a course.
· Completing a clinical career experience by working with a practicing speech-language pathologist or audiologist. If this practitioner is not a CSU employee, he or she will collaborate with the honors/scholars adviser.
· Working as a research assistant for the honors adviser on a clinical research project.
Examples of Literature Analysis Supporting Clinical Track Experiences
· Analysis of literature on a disorder of speech, language, or hearing
· A review of the evidence-based literature supporting clinical practice or clinical research
· An overview of research focused on supporting a particular clinical intervention
The outcomes of the Cooperative Education Experience will be presented as a poster to students, faculty, and professional staff during Health Sciences Honors/Scholars Research Day or during the College of Sciences and Health Professions Research Day.