Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of communication and swallowing processes, disorders, and differences across the lifespan and the cultural correlates (ASHA Standard IV-B; IV-C).
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders (ASHA Standard IV-D).
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of standards of ethical conduct, professional issues, and relevant professional certifications and policies (ASHA Standard IV-E; IV-G; IV-H).
  4. Integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice (ASHA Standard IV-F).
  5. Demonstrate oral and written or other forms of communication skills sufficient for entry into professional practice (ASHA Standard V-A).
  6. Exhibit clinical competence in evaluation, intervention, collaboration, and interaction with clients in culturally and linguistically diverse background (ASHA Standard V-B).
  7. Participate in service opportunities within the community consistent with the Christian mission of the university.

Graduates of the CBU SLP master’s program will:

  1. Live their purpose by combining excellent academic knowledge and clinical skills with kindness and respect to offer quality assessment and intervention to clients and families.
  2. Become creative contributors to the field of speech-language pathology in order to advance the care of those we serve.

The SLP master’s program will:

  1. Contribute to the community providing onsite and outreach clinical speech and language services to persons and families with communication disorders.
  2. Establish interdisciplinary program relationships at CBU to foster research and program development.