The university as a whole renewed its WSCUC accreditation in May 2019 and its new accreditation cycle is July 2019 through July 2025. CBU’s master’s program received final approval from Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in December 2013.
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program received initial accreditation from Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the State of California on August 11, 2017. This designation allows CBU to recommend students for applying for the Speech Language Pathology Services credential after graduation.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at California Baptist University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
- Call for Public Comments to Accreditors
Call for public comment: Input for accreditors of the CBU MS SLP program
Hello alumni, students, community partners, and interested members of the public! Many blessings from the faculty and staff of the Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at California Baptist University (CBU). Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement and for providing comments if you find the time.
As you may know, CBU’s Speech-Language Pathology program received initial accreditation in July 2021. As a result of the pandemic, travel restrictions prevented a formal on-site visit by our accreditation body, the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA). We are excited to host the CAA for our follow-up site visit on Wednesday, November 1st. The purpose of this site visit if for our accreditors to verify our physical learning environment and meet with students, administrators, and the public to verify we continue to meet the accreditation standards set forth by CAA.
With all accreditation site visits, the public are invited to provide input to the CAA regarding our program. The most convenient mechanism to provide input may be via email. The email address for public comment is firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, comments may be faxed (301-296-8570) or mailed to Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850.
All comments must:
- Relate to a program’s compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation
- Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation with the CAA
- All written testimony—including comments faxed or submitted as e-mail attachments–must include the commenter’s name, address and telephone contact information and the commenter’s relationship to the program in order for Accreditation staff to verify the source of the testimony. All comments must be signed.
A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or accessing the documents online at https://caa.asha.org/. For more information, please visit https://caa.asha.org/programs/call-for-public-comments/
Thanks for your consideration of this announcement, and we hope you find the time and inclination to provide input to CAA on our behalf.
Bryan Ness, PhD, CCC-SLP
Director, MS SLP Program, California Baptist University