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ERIC Number: ED358603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Speech-Language Pathology Programs, Statewide Program Review.
South Dakota Board of Regents, Pierre.
This report reviews undergraduate and graduate education programs in speech-language pathology in South Dakota and the potential impact of a 1991 South Dakota bill requiring a master's degree for employment as a speech-language pathologist. This bill would bring South Dakota certification into alignment with current national licensure standards. Programs reviewed include those at South Dakota State University, Northern State University, and the University of South Dakota. The report concludes that there is little evidence to support the concern that a move to a master's degree entry level would exacerbate personnel shortages in the state. The report also concludes that there are sufficient undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs in South Dakota to meet employment needs. However, additional intercampus communication among programs is encouraged to ensure better planning and program coordination and viability. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Board of Regents, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota