|The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at La Salle University is now fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). |
ASHA is the national professional, credentialing, and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists. To practice in most work settings, speech-language pathologists must hold a master’s degree and become certified by ASHA. This certification, called the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), requires the successful completion of a specific program of course work and practicum, a supervised Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), and passing a national examination.
Most states also require speech-language pathologists to be licensed to practice. Licensure requirements in 44 of the 50 states (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) are identical to ASHA-CCC standards.