College of Education and Rehabilitation
The CAA enacted this policy to protect students who are initiating their program of professional study in good faith that a program holds an accreditation status with the CAA, thereby ensuring students' eligibility for state and national professional credentials. (e.g., state licensure or certification in SLP and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or CCC-SLP).
Accreditation signifies to students, the general public and all interested parties that the Salus program of study has met the rigorous standards designed to ensure that programs are striving toward excellence in educating students both in the classroom and the clinic.
Currently, the Speech-Language Pathology program at Salus University is pursuing candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA). Until candidacy status is conferred, the program and the institution agree to not enroll students into the applicant program until such time that candidacy status has been awarded by the CAA. Candidacy status by ASHA for new programs in speech-language pathology can remain in effect up to the fifth year of a program.
Prospective, current and former students, faculty and staff and the general public may contact the Council on Academic Accreditation for more information about the CAA regarding such things as inquires into the accreditation process or complaint procedures. Visit the website at: http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/. The mailing address is:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
or via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Mayo, PhD, CCC-SLP, department chair and program director at email@example.com or 215.780.3114.