Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program Ranked No. 1 Nationwide
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn, N.Y., (Aug. 7, 2014): LIU Brooklyn today announced that its speech-language pathology graduate program was ranked #1 in a recent nationwide survey by GraduatePrograms.com, the destination for prospective graduate students seeking information provided by peers. The rankings encompass ratings and reviews posted by 60,000 graduate students nationwide.
“It is significant that being ranked number one is based on peer-to-peer data from graduate students,” says Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of Long Island University. “Our speech-language pathology program emphasizes small classes, close interaction with faculty, and comprehensive preparation for successful career within this in-demand field—a multi-faceted, integrated approach that yields highly positive feedback.”
LIU Brooklyn provides an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology through its Graduate Program of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program focuses on advancing the study of human communication sciences and disorders within a culturally and linguistically diverse society.
Distinctions of the LIU Brooklyn speech-language pathology program include:
- Faculty and students who speak Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese dialects and other languages that uniquely position them to serve bilingual and ELL children as well as adults with speech disorders;
- Work-study trips organized by students to destinations throughout the globe;
- Accreditation by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and
- Opportunities for certification and licensure in various specialty areas that directly lead to job placement.
Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology that satisfies the academic and professional requirements specified by ASHA for the CCC-SLP, and are eligible to apply for licensure in SLP by the New York State Department of Education's Office of the Professions.
Students who wish to satisfy the New York State Education Office of Teaching requirements for Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) may also prepare for this certification as part of their graduate program. Students demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English may further prepare for a certificate in Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities with a Bilingual Extension.
According to Dr. Nelson Moses, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at LIU Brooklyn, “We have a student-driven program that leads to greater career opportunities. Our faculty takes on a mentoring role, working closely with students and their clients. Students also work on prestigious research projects which they publish and present with faculty—an achievement that tangibly helps launch their careers.”
LIU, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, empowering its students with skills they need to excel in the classroom and throughout their professional careers, providing high quality academic instruction taught by world-class faculty. One of the nation’s largest private universities, LIU —from downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., to the Gold Coast of Long Island and beyond—offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has an active network of 200,000 alumni that includes leaders in industries across the globe. LIU’s innovation in experiential learning, its high-tech startup incubator, on-the-ground training, and the LIU Promise student mentoring program further distinguish LIU as a leader among the nation’s most respected universities. Visit liu.edu for more information.
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