The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences provides students pre-professional and professional training in speech-language pathology and audiology, which is founded on state and national standards, evidence-based practice, research, and science and technology, to prepare them to serve persons with communication disorders and their families in an ethical and culturally competent manner.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Cal State East Bay will deliver innovative instruction, excel in research, and expand community-based collaboration to create a vibrant and supportive learning community that engages and inspires students, faculty, staff, and clients with communication disorders.
As part of one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, the opportunity to address racial discrimination and inequity is personal. The Cal State East Bay's University Diversity Officer issued a strong call for action and curated resources to promote social justice (https://www.csueastbay.edu/diversity-inclusion/) on our campus and in our communities.
Similarly, the strong call for action is also heard in the need to address systemic racism and the resulting inequities in speech pathology and the educational path to it. To begin to understand and address these issues, we have formed the SLHS Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee, which will work to implement immediate and meaningful steps to begin to address these inequities. Faculty and staff have been meeting through the summer to reflect our current situation, to identify departmental priorities, and to establish short and long term goals to better meet the needs of our BILAPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and People of Color) students and their allies. We welcome your feedback and recommendations via our department’s on-line process for submitting feedback about our program, which is anonymous but also gives the option to be contacted. The direct link is HERE. Anti-racism education opportunities are regularly updated HERE. Together, we can and will do better.
The Masters of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Cal State East Bay is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The department's Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential preparation program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Education (CCTC).
Please note that admission into the graduate program does not guarantee that students will obtain their credential, licensure, or certification upon graduation. Credential, licensing and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University, and these requirements may change at any time. For more information, please see the CSUEB Program Accreditation site.