Academics

    The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP) offers the Master of  Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctorate of Audiology. Both programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The programs are designed to meet the requirements for certification including the attainment of the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Tennessee state licensure, and Tennessee public school licensure. The certification requirements for the Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders include successful completion of the academic coursework, 25 clinical observation hours, and a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical practice as specified by ASHA guidelines (at least 325 of these must be obtained at the graduate level). The requirements for the Doctorate in Audiology include successful completion of coursework, 25 clinical observation hours, and a minimum of 12 months FTE of supervised clinical practicum. These clock hour requirements are minimal standards and our program is designed to exceed these basic standards. The Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence are contained in the Appendices as are guidelines for Tennessee licensure and Tennessee public school licensure.