The Master's ( M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. This accreditation is valid through April 30, 2020. Programs are re-evaluated on an 8 year cycle.
Accreditation helps students identify high quality education programs that will prepare them for entry into the profession. For example, when you graduate from an accredited program such as ours, you will have met all of the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) which is a national certification required by many employers. In addition, you will also be prepared to meet the licensing and teacher certification requirements for speech-language pathologists in the state of Louisiana and in most states across the nation.
The strength of the preparation given our students is shown in the program completion rates, the percentage of students passing the national certification exam within one year of graduation, and the percentage of students employed in the profession within one year of graduation. These are just some of the benchmarks used by the CAA to assure that accredited programs are meeting their expectations. View our student outcome data.
Complaints regarding the program’s compliance can be directed to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (found at: https://caa.asha.org/programs/complaints/).
Public Meeting for Reaccreditation
The UL Lafayette Speech, Language, and Hearing Center (SLHC) will be holding a public meeting/public commenting period for our reaccreditation through the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This public meeting will be held in Burke-Hawthorne, Room 203 on March 2nd from 4:30-5:30pm. This public meeting is open to faculty, students, administrators, clients, community partners, and the general public. Participants will have the opportunity to address the candidacy site visit team directly at this time.
Written comments pertaining to the UL Lafayette SLHC's compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology can be submitted to:
Accreditation Public Comment
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
All written comments are due in the Accreditation Unit no later than fifteen (15) days before the first day of the scheduled visit (i.e., March 2nd, 2020). Please identify UL Lafayette's Communicative Disorders Program when sending written comments