The graduate program in Communication Disorders offers courses leading to the Master of Education degree.
The Master’s degree program is designed to prepare graduates to provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting disorders of speech and language. Completion of the program prepares graduates for speech-language pathology services in settings ranging from public school and hospitals to community, state, and federal agencies. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and for the graduate license issued by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.
The Communication Disorders Department has a full service accredited clinic, the NCCU Speech and Hearing Clinic, that provides services from birth through adult ages. The Clinic provides speech, language, and hearing evaluations, and treatment services. Assistive technology services are provided through the Assistive Technology for Infants and Preschoolers Project (ATIPP). Bilingual (Spanish and English) services are also provided.