The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Special Education is designed to allow students to apply knowledge from the pre-professional degree while continuing to gain information regarding effective diagnosis of, and intervention for, clients with a variety of communication disorders and diverse needs. Students also concentrate on self-reflection regarding intervention, effectiveness, course content knowledge, and implementation of research to guide practice.

The program includes the study of research methods and findings so that students become knowledgeable consumers of data and are prepared to engage in research activities. The program reflects the mission of the College of Education by developing skills in intervention and evidence-based practices. The combination of academic coursework and practica prepares the successful candidate to meet the challenges of a career in speech-language pathology across a wide variety of medical and school-based settings. The degree in communication disorders is designed to meet current standards required for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), certification for public school service personnel, and state licensure.

M.Ed. in Communication Disorders

The M.Ed. in Communication Disorders is accredited by Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) in the area of speech-language pathology. The program is also approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC). Graduates of the program are eligible for a service certificate (S-5) and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Program graduates are well-prepared for employment in hospital- and clinical-settings, rehabilitation agencies, and in private practice.