The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology prepares students with a strong foundation in normal acquisition of speech, language, and hearing, and provides an introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with necessary prerequisite courses for graduate study. The master's degree is required for the initial teaching certificate, the license to practice speech-language pathology, and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, www.asha.org.
The Speech-Language Pathology master’s in education (M.S.Ed.) program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is currently accredited through 2023. This is the most current accreditation information, which may differ from information found in older print documents. The CAA's Accreditation Action Report is available online on CAA's webpage under program: (http://www.asha.org/Academic/accreditation/caaDecisions/).
Students are eligible to apply for admission to the department as a junior (i.e. minimum of 60 earned credits). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission, no exceptions.
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