The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Temple University 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Any concerns specific to the program's accreditation status should first be addressed to the program and Temple University and then to the CAA. The CAA’s Accreditation Action Report is available in its entirety.
Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation of ASHA has been maintained without interruption since 1970. This program also has been approved in Speech-Language-Hearing by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
A complaint about the program may be submitted by any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist and/or member of the public to the CAA through the contact information listed above. Review complaint procedures from the CAA.
For a complaint to be considered by the CAA, it must meet all of the following criteria:
- (a) be against an accredited graduate education program or program in candidacy status in audiology or speech-language pathology;
- (b) relate to the Standards for Accreditation of Entry-Level Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in effect at the time that the conduct for the complaint occurred, including the relationship of the complaint to the accreditation standards;
- (c) be clearly described, including the specific nature of the charge and the data to support the charge; and
- (d) be within the timelines specified below.
- if the complaint is being filed by a graduate or former student, or a former faculty or staff member, the complaint must be filed within one year of separation* from the program, even if the conduct occurred more than 4 years prior to the date of filing the complaint;
- if the complaint is being filed by a current student or faculty member, the complaint must be filed as soon as possible, but no longer than 4 years after the date the conduct occurred;
- if the complaint is being filed by other complainants, the conduct must have occurred at least in part within 4 years prior to the date the complaint is filed.
*Note: For graduates, former students, or former faculty or staff filing a complaint, the date of separation should be the date on which the individual was no longer considered a student in or employee of the graduate program (i.e., graduation, resignation, official notice of withdrawal or termination), and after any institutional grievance or other review processes have been concluded.