Graduate Programs

Students participate in classroom and clinical experiences that develop their competence across disorders as well as knowledge in specialty areas. Technical knowledge and experience with various equipment prepare graduates to function competently and independently in a variety of professional settings.

The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic is housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Clinic provides clinical experiences to graduate students majoring in speech pathology and audiology.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is grateful for the ongoing support of the many ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists who serve as external clinical educators/preceptors to our graduate students. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of external placements for our students. If you are interested in becoming an external clinical educator/preceptor please contact us for more information.

Off-Site Clinical Educators/Preceptors

ASHA standard on Professional Development Requirements in Supervision

All speech-language pathologists and audiologists serving as clinical educators must complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of clinical education/supervision (after being awarded their ASHA CCC) prior to serving as preceptor/clinical educator.

CAPCSD - Free Online Learning Courses in Clinical Education!

Your work as a highly skilled clinical educator/supervisor of graduate students is important to the success of our profession!

ASHA requires that preceptors, clinical supervisors and Clinical Fellowship mentors have a minimum of two hours of professional development in the area of supervision, post-certification.

To help meet this need, Illinois State University is pleased to offer all their clinical preceptors, educators, or supervisors the opportunity to participate in the CAPCSD Clinical Education eLearning Courses at no charge!

ASHA CEUs are available at (no charge) for successful completion of each course module!  See this site for more information.

Four modules are available for your learning.  You can select each link to sign up, create a user name/password, and enter your ASHA number for CEU's

Professional Development Courses

Each course has five (5) modules that may be completed independently of the others. Course modules contain readings, video tutorials and interactive learning activities that you may complete on your own schedule.

For information about how to register, please contact