Mission & Learning Outcomes

Program Mission

The mission of the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at Elmhurst College is to prepare speech-language pathologists to achieve the highest standards of academic learning, clinical service, scientific inquiry and creative work.

The focus of the faculty and staff is to uphold and foster integrity in all areas of the profession and to promote the use of evidence-based decisions while providing a mutually respectful environment in which scholarship and intellectual curiosity are promoted, sensitivity to issues of diversity is maintained, responsible service to others is fostered, and the impact of communication disorders on individuals and significant others is emphasized.

The ultimate goal of the program is to satisfy the institution’s requirements for a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and to fully prepare students for national certification as speech-language pathologists by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for other related credentials in the State of Illinois.

Learning Outcomes

  1. National standards established by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  2. State standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education, Section 28.230

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