Speech-Language Pathology at SIUE
The graduate program in speech-language pathology from SIUE's School of Education, Health and Human Behavior combines classroom instruction, research and practical experiences. A full range of courses and practicum opportunities prepares students to work with a variety of individuals with communication disorders in various work settings. The program is typically completed in five to six full-time semesters. In 2015, 100 percent of our students successfully passed the PRAXIS examination. Courses and clinical experiences are provided during the day with some evening offerings. This program is completed entirely on the Edwardsville campus.
The speech-language pathology program within the Department of Applied Health offers unique opportunities for practicum experiences on-and off-campus. The program has agreements with nationally and internationally known hospitals, agencies, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and educational facilities. The program can provide students with exceptional experiences with children and adults with neurological disorders, hearing impairments, autism, speech and language impairments, aphasia, stuttering and voice disorders.
The program also operates a Speech-Language-Hearing Center that provides intervention and assessment for children and adults with a wide range of communication needs. The first floor of the Center, located in Founders Hall, includes eight fully-equipped treatment rooms and an observation suite. The Audiology Suite located on the third floor of Founders Hall includes a lab area for audiological assessment and specialty hearing assessments. In addition, the Speech-Language-Hearing Center provides accent modification services. Graduate students in speech-language pathology, under supervision of certified faculty, provide all the intervention and assessments completed in the Speech-Language-Hearing Center.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The SIUE graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Certification and Licensure: Professional Educator License in the State of Illinois, Illinois license in Speech-Language Pathology, and eligible for certification from ASHA, following successful completion of clinical fellowship year.
Why Speech-Language Pathology?
A career as a speech-language pathologist is extremely rewarding, and the need for professionals in these fields is expected to increase over the next decade. Opportunities in various work settings are numerous and include educational facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health, colleges and universities, and many more.
The career outlook for speech-language pathologists continues to be very positive. One hundred percent of students graduating with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from SIUE are employed within the first year of graduation and many students are employed before they graduate.