King Hall B119
Phone: (323) 343-4690
Cari Flint, Chair
E-mail: email@example.com (for audiology)
firstname.lastname@example.org (for speech-language pathology)
The Department of Communication Disorders is committed to providing opportunities for students to have an exciting and rewarding future - a future in an enriching career as a respected professional helping others. Academic programs are designed to teach clinical skills and abilities for diagnosing and treating many different types of speech, language and hearing impairments.
DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS: The Department of Communication Disorders offers a baccalaureate degree (designated as a preprofessional major) and a master’s degree (designated as a professional major) in the area of Speech-Language Pathology. Completion of the graduate degree in the Speech-Language Pathology Option meets the academic requirements for licensure from the California State Board of Medical Quality Assurance and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Robert L. Douglass Speech-Language Clinic and Cal State L.A. Hearing Clinic are housed on the university campus and provide training facilities offering diagnostic and rehabilitative services.
ACCREDITATION: The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at California State University, Los Angeles is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Professors: Nancy Cohick, Cari Flint, Colleen Friend, Peter Ivory, Edward Klein, Miles Peterson (Chair).
Associate Professors: Gabriela Simon-Cereijido.
Assistant Professors: Erica Ellis, Mary Kubalanza.
Emeriti: Masako M. Matsuda, Lorraine Monnin.
The department offers coursework acceptable toward fulfillment of requirements for the interdisciplinary credit certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence offered by the College of Health and Human Services.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Authorization
The department offers two courses which, along with the bachelor’s degree, can be used to apply to the state of California to receive the Speech-Language-Pathology Assistant (SLPA) License. These two courses are:
COMD 4960 Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Pedagogy (4)
COMD 4965 Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Practicum (4)
Programs for this Department:
• Communicative Disorders, B.A.
• Communicative Disorders, M.A.
• Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Audiology Assistant
• Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Preparation)
• Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing