The objective of Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program is to train you to become a competent speech/language pathologist who will provide clinical services to children and adults with speech and language disorders, as well as to prepare you to work in supervision and consultation.
CAU’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program will provide you with the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge base and the appropriate attitudes and clinical skills to work in prevention, assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication disorders.
Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2012.
As a student of Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program, you will have the opportunity to be trained in the intervention/therapeutic techniques and assessment tools used to assess children and adults with communication disorders.
Our program integrates academic learning and practicum experiences to help you to acquire the competencies needed to work with special populations with different conditions such as: mental retardation, learning disabilities, autism, reading and writing impairments, aphasia, dementia, voice and fluency disorders, hearing impairments, craniofacial abnormalities, and neurogenic speech disorders, articulatory and phonological disorders among others. The Program infuses diversity into all its courses and clinical experiences.
In our Master of Science in Speech/ Language Pathology Program you will taught by a highly specialized group of faculty who are also practitioners with vast experience in clinical supervision in diverse settings.
As a CAU’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology student you will have the opportunity to work in small group settings which allows for hands on experience and direct interaction with peers and faculty.
Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program has an on campus state-of-the-art clinic which is the main clinical setting where you will be trained. The Program also has a network of over 80 practicum sites in the community which will provide you with the opportunity to be trained in multiple settings with different client populations.
One of the advantages of the Speech/ Language Pathology program is that courses are offered only during Fridays and Saturdays which allow students to combine work with the learning experience of completing a master’s degree in this growing health field.
Graduates from Carlos Albizu University Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology Program are employed in an array of different settings including schools, pre-school centers, private practice, hospitals, and community based programs with the majority being employed by government agencies such as the Department of Education and the Puerto Rico Health Department.
Between 2009 and 2012, the average employment rate of CAU Speech/Language Pathology Program graduates has been 94%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), employment for speech/language pathologists is expected to grow 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for most occupations. The field of Speech/Language Pathology has a promising job outlook due to the shortage of professionals to serve the increasing population of children and adults with communication disorders in Puerto Rico.