The MSLP program at St. Ambrose was awarded Candidacy Accreditation Status August 1, 2009.
The Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology at St. Ambrose University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ( CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years."
Students completing graduate training from an accredited or candidacy accredited program become eligible for certification by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The Association awards the Certificate of Clinical Competence to educationally and professionally qualified applicants. Typically, individuals having met the certification requirements for ASHA will be eligible for state licensing. Some states, however, require coursework in addition to that included in the program's curriculum, in order to work in public school settings. Resources related to state licensure requirements and state Department of Education requirements are available at the website below. Please be advised that laws, regulations and policies may change at any time, so always check with the state you plan on practicing in for the most up-to-date information.