First BW Speech-Language Pathology Cohort

BW welcomes its first graduate students in speech-language pathology, as communication sciences and disorders programs move into a new home.

Sixteen Students First to Seek BW Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

September 2, 2015

BW's First Speech-Language Pathology StudentsBaldwin Wallace University is welcoming its first graduate students in speech-language pathology this fall, just as the program settles in to a new consolidated home for all of BW’s respected communication sciences and disorders programs and services. A cohort of 16 students is the first to seek BW’s new Master of Science speech-language pathology.

The two-year graduate program combines classroom instruction with comprehensive clinical practice to prepare graduates for an in-demand field projected to grow by 19 percent through 2022 (U.S Department of Labor).

Hands-on Practice in a Unified Location

Students will have opportunities to provide speech, language and hearing services to a wide variety of clients under the supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Clinical experiences are provided through community outreach initiatives, hospital internships and hands-on time in BW’s respected on-campus Speech Clinic, which provides speech, language and hearing services to adults and children in the community at no charge.

The state-of-the-art Speech Clinic is settling into a new home base that also brings together faculty offices and classroom space for the new graduate program and undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders. Over the summer, BW repurposed and customized a former church building at 285 Front Street, just north of Bagley, to unify the clinic and academic facilities under one roof.

Accreditation Status and Information Session

The Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology at Baldwin Wallace University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.  (Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

An information session for the graduate program will take place September 16, from 5-6 p.m. at the BW Speech Clinic, 285 Front St, Berea. You can also find information online at www.bw.edu/graduate/speech-language-pathology.