Graduate majors in communication disorders are required to complete two off-campus externships during the second year of the graduate program. In order to be eligible for an externship placement, the student must have maintained a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 and must have completed a minimum of 100 clinical clock hours at the graduate level, including 15 audiology hours and 25 diagnostic hours in speech and/or language.
The department's externship coordinator strives to match externship experiences with the student's interests, experience, and professional goals. A meeting regarding initial externship placements as well as an orientation to the externship experience is provided toward the end of the 2nd semester of graduate study. Questions regarding externship may be directed to the Externship Coordinator.
Due to our large service area, The Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University is fortunate to have an excellent number and variety of potential externship sites. A full range of communication disorders is represented in the clinical populations served at the externship sites. A list of potential externship sites that are currently available in our service region is provided below.
Public School Sites
Missouri Schools: K-12 available:
Additional Pediatric Sites