College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Accreditation

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; however, potential students are strongly encouraged to complete the Salus SLP program admissions application, in anticipation of the program opening under CAA guidelines in academic year 2014-15. Candidacy status by ASHA for new programs in speech-language pathology can remain in effect up to the fifth year of a program.

The ASHA website provides greater detail on what accreditation requires and means to both students and the public. Concerns regarding Salus University’s CAA/ASHA accreditation may be referred to the CAA.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Mayo, PhD, CCC-SLP, department chair and program director at cmayo@salus.edu or 215.780.3114.

10.06.2013