Program Learning Objectives

Graduate Students

Students in the MA degree program are expected to demonstrate competence in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology set forth by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition, graduate students in the CD&S Department are also expected to demonstrate competence in the following Program Learning Objectives.

  1. Graduates will demonstrate foundational knowledge of speech-language, hearing, and swallowing disorders.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence in assessment, differential diagnosis, and intervention in working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Graduates will be able to provide collaborative, inter-professional family centered services to clients.
  4. Graduates will integrate evidence-based practices to guide and inform clinical decisions and service delivery.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism, ethical actions, and advocacy for persons with speech-language, hearing, and swallowing disorders.
  6. Graduates will demonstrate skills in oral and written or other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice of speech-language pathology.