Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services

The Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services houses a unique blend of interrelated programs of study: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Disability Services, and multiple special education programs.

Undergraduate students may also pursue minors in special education and deaf studies. Students may also pursue a certificate in behavior analysis.

The department offers two master's programs: the Master of Education Degree in Special Education and the Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing leadership in taking affirmative action to assure equal education and employment rights for all persons.

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Speech-Language Pathology Program Maintains Accreditation

The IUP Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program has been awarded continued accreditation through 2028 by the Council on Academic Accreditation  in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Virtual Speech-Language Screenings for Education Majors, March 19

The IUP Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic will offer virtual speech-language screenings via Zoom on Friday, March 19. Education majors working on the Three-Step Process to obtain teacher certification at IUP can sign up to fulfill the speech-language screening requirement.  

Shields, Hill, and Rougeaux Present on Establishing an Active Learning Classroom

Mariha Shields, Annah Hill, and Holly Rougeaux presented “A Community Outreach Makerspace that Empowers Students to Develop Assistive Technology Devices” on October 28 at the 2020 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators conference.

RSVP for November 5 Public Meeting, Speech-Language Pathology Program

The master’s degree program in speech-language pathology is being reviewed for reaccreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. If you have an interest in the program, we welcome you to attend via Zoom.

November 5 Public Meeting for All Stakeholders of Speech-Language Pathology Program

All stakeholders of the IUP Speech-Language Pathology program are invited to attend our Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, November 5, from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. via Zoom.

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