Speech-Language Pathology
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Prepare for certification and licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Imagine your life as a speech-language pathologist. You may be called on to help a baby born with a cleft lip, or an older adult struggling with dementia or the effects of stroke. Perhaps you’ll work in a school, a hospital or rehabilitation center. Your life will be rewarding as you collaborate with other health care professionals to improve the quality of life for people with complex hearing and speech conditions.

Edinboro has been educating speech-language pathologists since 1974. We understand what it takes to turn students into compassionate care providers. Our curriculum provides you with a deep understanding of different diagnoses, including aphasia and swallowing disorders, as well as the use of augmentative and alternative communications systems. You’ll spend a great deal of time in the field getting hands-on experience, honing your critical thinking skills and developing your professional judgment.

By the end of the program, you’ll be eligible for national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a state license to practice as a speech-language pathologist.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty and staff instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Become a valuable member of a healthcare team.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says this is a dynamic field, which will continue to grow faster than other occupations due to the aging of baby boomers.

Two-year program. Five clinical rotations. One professional degree.

Here’s the path you’ll take to become a licensed speech-language pathologist. You’ll start in the fall and will most likely complete all your degree requirements by July of your second year. During your two years at Edinboro, you’ll complete five clinical rotations - two on campus at the state-of-the-art Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center, and three internships in adult and pediatric health care settings. During your clinical experiences, you will refine your clinical skills under the supervision of a qualified practitioner and grow as a professional. To practice as a speech-language pathologist you must:

Complete your graduate degree and one clinical fellowship.

Earn a passing score on the national examination in speech-language pathology.

Sit for a state licensure examination, such as the Pennsylvania Board of Examiners in Speech, Language and Hearing.

100% job placement for the Class of 2017.

Since our program began in 1974, our graduates have found employment as speech-language pathologists in a variety of settings across the United States. Recent graduates work in hospitals, schools, clinics and rehabilitation centers such as:

Hartford County Schools, Bel Air, MD

Warren Area Elementary School, NY

Charles County Public Schools, Charles County, MD

Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Diversified Children’s Rehabilitation Services, NY

Barber National Institute, Erie, PA

Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc., Bradenton, FL

Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, PA

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA

The Children’s Institute at The Day School, Pittsburgh, PA

Prepare for a rewarding career.

Suggested Minors

Deaf Studies


Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Online Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)


Dr. Mary Beth Mason, Department Chair
Email: mbmason@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.1287

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000