MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Distance Education

Clinical Site Information

Mrs. Sherri Winslow, MS, CCC-SLP is our internship coordinator. She works with distance education students to find and arrange off-campus clinical experiences.

Students will begin their practica in the summer of their first year of the program. Availability of appropriate sites depends on many factors and Mrs. Winslow will work with each student to find sites that will give each student a successful and rewarding experience. If there are no appropriate sites in their specific geographical area, students must be prepared to come to the ECU campus for their first clinical experience. This is an 11 week session that begins around May 15 and ends July 31.

Students must have at least 2 full days or 4 half days per week to complete their clock hours during the second and third years of the program. Students can not complete their clock hours by going to sites in the evenings and weekends, or in the summers only. Students should expect not to work full-time after the first 2 semesters. Internships can be 2-5 days per week depending on the site. Part-time jobs must be scheduled around internship assignments.

For more specific information about clinical sites, please view the Externship Clinical Practicum Handbook (pdf).