Monmouth University Announces Launch of Speech-Language Pathology Program

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2/14/2014

Monmouth University announces the launch of its Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in Speech-Language Pathology.

"This is an important addition to our allied health offerings," said Thomas S. Pearson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The program will serve the needs of our students, graduates, and the wider community due to the high demand for speech-language pathologists in the State of New Jersey and nationally."

A speech-language pathologist is an individual with the necessary academic training and experience to diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, communication, feeding, and swallowing. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings, including early intervention, public schools, specialized schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and private practices. Graduates will also be prepared to pursue their PhD if they choose.

"I am so proud of our excellent Speech-Language Pathology faculty who have a combined 60 years of clinical experience in educational and medical facilities and over 25 years of university teaching experience," said Lynn Romeo, dean of the School of Education. "The faculty will bring real-world applications to the classroom to ensure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to treat diverse clients to the highest possible standards."

The comprehensive curriculum will include academic course work, clinical practicum experiences, and research experiences, which will enable graduates to conduct speech and language assessments and provide intervention and treatment to children and adults.

The MSEd program in Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth 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. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years. Graduates from this program will be eligible for the NJ license in Speech-Language Pathology, the NJ School Speech-Language Specialist Certification, and to begin the Clinical Fellowship in order to obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.

For more information, visit www.monmouth.edu/slp.


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