SLP Program Accreditation and Student Outcome Data

  • Accreditation and Outcome Data

    We offer a clinically focused Master of Science degree program, providing basic training for all practice settings (e.g., schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics). We are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our graduates meet the academic and practicum requirements to apply for (a) the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by ASHA, (b) a license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other states, and (c) certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide speech-language pathology services in the schools.

    We continually strive for excellence in preparing students for careers in speech-language pathology. To do this, we review our Speech-Language Pathology Program’s Long-Term Strategic Plan annually, including our Vision and Mission statements (see tab above).

    The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

    Here are the student outcome data for on-time program completion, program completion, praxis examination rates, and employment rates:

    Table 1: On-Time Program Completion
    Cohort # Completed Program Within Expected Timeframe % Completed Program Within Expected Timeframe % Completed
    Program
    2016–18 Cohort (Recent Year) 19 86% 95%
    2015–17 Cohort
    (1 Year Prior)
    22 100% 100%
    2014–16 Cohort
    (2 Years Prior)
    21 95% 100%
    2013–15 Cohort 20 91% 91%
    2012–14 Cohort 21 95% 100%
    2011–13 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    2010–12 Cohort 21 95% 95%
    2009–11 Cohort 20 91% 91%
    2008–10 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    2007–09 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    Table 2: Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-takers
    Cohort # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam Pass Rate (%)
    2018 – Recent Year 20 20 100%
    2017 – 1 Year Prior 22 22 100%
    2016 – 2 Years Prior 22 22 100%
    2015 20 20 100%
    2014 22 22 100%
    2013 22 22 100%
    2012 21 21 100%
    2011 21 21 100%
    2010 22 22 100%
    2009 22 22 100%

    An average of 97 percent of those students passed the national examination in Speech-Language Pathology on the first attempt, and 100 passed on their second attempt.

    Table 3: Employment Rates of Graduates
    Academic Year / Cohort # of Graduates % of Graduates
    2017 Graduates (Recent Year) 22 100%
    2016 Graduate (1 Year Prior) 22 100%
    2015 Graduates (2 Years Prior) 20 100%
    2014 Graduates 22 100%
    2013 Graduates 22 100%
    2012 Graduates 21 100%
    2011 Graduates 20 100%
    2010 Graduates 22 100%
    2009 Graduates 22 100%

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    Vision and Mission

    Vision

    The IUP Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program aspires to:

    • Provide quality academic training that emphasizes evidence-based content using pedagogies that allow for synthesis and application of knowledge in a supportive environment

    • Teach students to value, critically appraise, and judiciously implement the best examples of current clinical research to continually update their practice paradigm 

    • Foster a mindset of collaboration through interprofessional and clinical experiences that involve the community, clients, and families 

    • Impel sensitivity to cultural, linguistic, and individual diversity 

    • Serve as a community resource for individuals with communication, swallowing, and/or hearing disorders and their families

    • Contribute to the knowledge base of the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. 

    Mission

    The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in speech-language pathology and audiology is to provide an innovative and high-quality academic program that prepares students to enter graduate programs in speech-language pathology, audiology, or other professions, with a strong foundation in human communication, swallowing, and hearing. 

    The mission of the Master of Science program in speech-language pathology is to provide excellent academic, professional, and clinical preparation which reflects the art and science of our discipline. Graduates will be prepared to engage in interprofessional collaboration to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders. 

    Graduates of both programs will be lifelong learners who fulfill the university goals of becoming critical thinkers and effective communicators. They will demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors that adhere to the high standards of contemporary practice in a culturally diverse and global society. 

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