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Communication Disorders & Sciences

Part Time Faculty Openings

If you are interested in teaching part time for our department, please see the cover letter, announcement and application below.

The deadline for all applications and supporting documents to be submitted to the department for the 2014-2015 Academic Year pool is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

2014-2015 Part Time Faculty Cover Letter

2014-2015 Part Time Faculty Announcement

2014-2015 Part Time Faculty Application

Faculty Position Available

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Audiology. Please follow link for official job announcement.

Calling all Graduates of Comm Dis & Sciences

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http://www.csunalumni.com/cdsa

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Advisement for Summer and Fall 2014 Available Now

Summer and Fall 2014 advisement materials are available.  Follow the link below for all advisement directions and materials. 

Summer and Fall 2014 Advisement Information

Residential Pre-CDS Program

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is pleased to announce it will be able to admit a select number of students to the Pre-CDS status for the Fall 2014 semester.

Please be sure to follow the instructions and observe all deadlines listed on the “Prospective Pre-CDS Student Response Form.”

Fall 2014 Request for Pre-CDS Status Information

Fall 2015 CDS Graduate Application Information

The Fall 2015 Department Graduate Application materials will be posted during the month of October, 2014.

Clinical Phase Application

Have you completed your Pre- Clinical Phase courses? Are you ready to start your Clinical Phase courses? If you answered yes to either of these questions, click on the link below, print out your application and turn in to the Department office by the end of the current semester

Clinical Phase Application

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Orientation Meeting Schedule 2013-2014

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The Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences

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"Educating tomorrow's speech, language and hearing professionals."

Our Mission:

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences has a three-dimensional mission of teaching, research and service for the advancement of human potential in speech, language and hearing. As part of a comprehensive university system dedicated to undergraduate and graduate instruction, teaching is always regarded as the first priority.

The Major:

The Communication Disorders and Sciences major involves studies in the disciplines of speech and hearing sciences, audiology, and speech-language pathology. Undergraduate program offers an emphasis in either audiology or speech-language pathology. Graduate degree in Speech-Language pathology.

The Degree Programs:

The Master's Degree is the professional entry-level requirement for employment as an audiologist or speech language pathologist. Completion of the baccalaureate and master's degree programs enable the students to satisfy the academic requirements for:

The department's curriculum is conducted through classroom instruction and experiential learning , including intensive student participation in the clinical programs of the CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center. Advanced graduate students obtain additional clinical experience through placement in the department's affiliated medical centers, professional practices, and public schools.


Communication Disorders and Sciences - Speech Language Pathology

Graduate Program Outcomes

Each year, the Department tracks certain outcomes of the graduates of its Master of Science degree program in Communication Disorders and Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology. Separate outcome data is monitored in the residential and distance learning programs for this degree. Data for the past five academic years is shown below. Additionally, average outcome data is shown for the most recent three academic years (2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13).

Graduate Residential Program

The residential program is comprised of students attending classes on the campus of California State University Northridge. The first table consists of the percent of program graduates who are employed in the profession within the first year after graduation, beginning with the most recently completed full year.

                                                             Employment Rate in the Profession
Academic Year                       Number of Graduates             Percent Employed
 



   2012 – 2013                                     44                                                        95%
   2011 – 2012                                     46                                                        96%
   2010 – 2011                                     48                                                        96%
   2009 – 2010                                     53                                                        100%
   2008 – 2009                                     46                                                        100%
 

            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  96%

The second table shows the pass rate for the previous five academic years on the PRAXIS Examination.  This national examination is used by students to qualify for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to qualify for licensure in each state.  The three-year average pass rate is for the immediate past three years. 

                        Number of Students                        Number of                                   Pass
Period              Taking the Exam                    Students Who Passed                        Rate
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2012 – 2013                33                                            33                                            100%
2011 – 2012                40                                            40                                            100%
2010 – 2011                32                                            32                                            100%
2009 – 2010                37                                            36                                              97%
2008 – 2009                46                                            44                                              95%
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            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  100%

 

The residential program completion rate is seen on the third table.  The expected time3 for completion of the degree begins at the time a graduate student achieves Classified Graduate status, having completed degree program pre-requisites. 

                    Number Completed     Number Completed
                        Program Within           Program Later                 Number                   Percentage
Period              Expected Time            Than Expected           Not Completing           Completing
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2012 – 2013                33                                11                                0                          100%
2011 – 2012                40                                  6                                0                          100%
2010 – 2011                47                                  1                                0                          100%
2009 – 2010                43                                10                                0                          100%
2008 – 2009                44                                  2                                1                            97%
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            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  100%

 

Graduate Distance Learning Program

The distance learning program enrolls students in three-year-long programs of study in cohorts.  The students do not attend classes on campus.  All courses are taken on-line and all supervised clinical education is completed in settings in the students’ areas of residence.  The first table presents the percent of distance learning program graduates who are employed in the profession within the first year of graduation, beginning with the most recently completed cohort.  Additionally, the three-year average employment rate is for the immediate past three years of 2012 – 2013, 2011 – 2012, and 2010 – 2011. 

                                                             Employment Rate in the Profession
Academic Year                       Number of Graduates             Percent Employed
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   2012 – 2013                                     42                                                        93%
   2011 – 2012                                     49                                                        92%
   2010 – 2011                                     55                                                        96%
   2009 – 2010                                     47                                                        100%
   2008 – 2009                                     34                                                        100%
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            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  93%

 

The pass rate results on the PRAXIS Examination by the distance learning students are seen on the second table.  This national examination is used by the distance learning students to qualify for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to qualify for licensure to practice in each state.

                        Number of Students                        Number of                                   Pass
Period              Taking the Exam                    Students Who Passed                        Rate
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2012 – 2013                28                                            24                                            86%
2011 – 2012                30                                            27                                            90%
2010 – 2011                46                                            41                                            89%
2009 – 2010                34                                            29                                            85%
2008 – 2009                10                                            10                                          100%
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            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  88%

 

The final table shows the program completion rate for students in the distance learning cohorts for the past five years.  The expected time to completion for the degree is with each student’s cohort.  The program of study for a cohort is 36 months in duration.  Students in the distance learning program are required to take all of their classes and clinical practica with their assigned cohort.  The three-year average pertains to the average completion rate in the three most recent years.

                    Number Completed     Number Completed
                        Program Within           Program Later                 Number                   Percentage
Period              Expected Time            Than Expected           Not Completing           Completing
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2012 – 2013                41                                  1                                5                          89%
2011 – 2012                37                                12                                5                          90%
2010 – 2011                48                                  9                              10                          85%
2009 – 2010                34                                13                                7                          87%
2008 – 2009                26                                  8                                5                          87%
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            Three-Year Average (2010 – 2013):  88%