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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

B.S.Ed., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

College of Education and Educational Technology

What You'll Do

Speech-language professionals make a difference in the lives of others. Speech language pathologists help the stroke victim struggling to talk to her family and the kindergartner frustrated when his teacher can’t understand his words. As a Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll be taking your first, important step toward becoming a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

A master’s degree, which IUP also offers, is necessary to receive national certification, state licensure, and Pennsylvania Department of Education certification in this field. IUP provides basic clinical training for all settings in which speech-language pathologists practice; these settings range from preschools, elementary schools, and secondary schools to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing facilities.

Some of the undergraduate classes you’ll take for your major include clinical phonology, aural rehabilitation, language development, and speech science.

You’ll also study topics such as school law and educational psychology.IUP has earned a reputation for outstanding preparation to practice in the schools.  

What You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a preprofessional program for students planning to become practicing speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Most students enter master’s or doctoral degree programs to pursue licensure and certification. Advances in medicine have increased the survival odds for people who suffer from trauma and stroke and for babies born prematurely. These individuals sometimes face speech and language problems. Because of this, demand for professional speech services is expected to grow.

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Special Features

  • The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic at IUP offers diagnostic and treatment services for those with speech, language, and hearing disabilities. The clinic provides closely supervised practical experience for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • IUP is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and graduates of the IUP master’s program qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for Pennsylvania State Licensure.
  • Students may choose to join the National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association.