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Jaime Purnot '19

Jaime Purnot ’19 is one step closer to becoming a speech language pathologist after completing her bachelor’s degree online through Elms.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

The Elms Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) degrees and certificate are school focused, preparing you to assist speech-language pathologists with improving children’s ability to learn, read, write, and communicate with others in the classroom.

Our program’s online delivery method is designed to prepare you for the job market wherever you live. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in speech-language professions is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average of all occupations.

The 20- and 21-month online SLPA programs include plans of study for earning an associate’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, or certificate, or completing a bachelor’s degree.

(Required credentials/qualifications for employment exist for states in the Northeast and other parts of the country. Please determine the requirements of the state(s) in which you plan to seek employment before beginning this program.)

You may apply to a program with the required official high school or GED transcript (for certificate) or an associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree, satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the prescribed curriculum of your specific degree program. When you finish the degree or certificate program, you will be awarded the appropriate degree or certificate.

All classes are held online and taught by Elms faculty. By completing your coursework in a 20- or 21-month period, you can save thousands of dollars by completing your degree in this uniquely affordable program.

Program Highlights

  • Experienced faculty with clinical backgrounds
  • Clinical practicum in schools
  • Fully online

Requirements for SLPA vary by state. Prior to enrolling in this program, students must contract the state in which they plan to work to determine its specific SLPA requirements.

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Quick Info

Click to view course requirements for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant online program options.

Click to view course requirements for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant online B.A.

Click to view course requirements for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant online second B.A.

Click to view course requirements for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant online A.A.

Click to view course requirements for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant online certificate.