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Speech Pathology & Audiology

University

South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution of nearly 5,000 students. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master’s level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration.


SC State University prepares highly skilled, competent, and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society. Through technology and traditional methods of teaching and learning, research, and service, the University enhances the quality of life of citizens and contributes to the economic development of the state and nation.


(This mission statement was approved by the S.C. State University Board of Trustees on March 30, 2010, and by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 6, 2010.)


Program

The mission of the Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) Program at South Carolina State University is to educate students to function effectively as speech-language pathologists who serve the communicative needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in a variety of work settings. Students are provided opportunities to engage in critical clinical decision-making based on empirical evidence, thereby integrating scientific methods and clinical practice; the practical experiences are initiated in and supported by the South Carolina State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; and they are continued in sundry settings, including public schools, hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation centers.


Vision

The vision of the South Carolina State University Speech Pathology and Audiology Program (SPA) is to prepare students to become qualified, credentialed service providers in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

GRADUATE MISSION

The mission of the graduate program in Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) at South Carolina State University is to educate students to function effectively as speech language pathologists who serve the communicative needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in a variety of work settings, utilizing evidence-based practices. Students are provided opportunities to engage in critical clinical decision-making based on empirical evidence, thereby integrating scientific methods and clinical practice. The practical experiences are initiated in and supported by the South Carolina State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; and they are continued in sundry off-site settings, including public schools, hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation centers.

For more information, contact:

Speech Pathology and Audiology Program
300 College Street, NE
Box 7427
Orangeburg, SC 29117


Phone: 803-536-8074
Clinic: 803-536-8073
Fax: 803-536-8357
E-mail: jrichard@scsu.edu