Master of Education Program

The Valdosta State University College of Education, through its Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is pleased to offer the Master's of Education Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  This program builds upon knowledge acquired during undergraduate study.   Students further refine skills necessary for developing effective interventions to meet unique client requirements in the graduate program. 

The Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Communication Disorders education program in speech-language pathology at Valdosta State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. It is also an approved program of the Professional Standards Commission of the state of Georgia.  Students earning the master's degree are eligible for a service certificate (S-5) and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  (ASHA). These certifications allow graduates from the program to work in the public schools of Georgia, as well as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation agencies, and private practices.

The goals of the graduate program are:
  • To prepare students to provide prevention, evaluation, and intervention services for clients from birth to adult with speech, language, voice resonance, swallowing, or hearing disorders
  • To conduct basic research to explain the mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing
  • To conduct applied research that will help speech-language pathologists and  audiologists to remediate communicative disorders
  • To provide graduate students with the education to become certified speech-language pathologists, teachers, and/or research scientists
  • To serve the people of the local and larger communities by providing clinical  services and information through the  Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics
  • To be a preeminent resource for the dissemination of information and clinical training strategies to professionals statewide and nationally through presentations at meetings and publications.

 PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR REACCREDITATION

DATE: February 13-14, 2023

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Communication Disorders degree program is undergoing reaccreditation with a site visit on February 13th-14th, 2023 (2525 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601). In accordance with CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of the review of VSU’s SLP Master’s program. See the link below to access the flyer.

2023 CAA Reaccreditation Visit 

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS:

Individuals who wish to provide input about a CAA-accredited program seeking continued accreditation may do so in 2 ways:

  1. Submit written comments prior to the accreditation site visit. All comments are due

in the Accreditation Office no later than 15 days before the first day of the scheduled

site visit. Comments received after this time will not be forwarded to the site visit team

for consideration during the accreditation review, in accordance with the procedures

specified in Chapter XII of the Accreditation Handbook. Comments may be submitted

by email (accreditation@asha.org), fax (301-296-8570), or mailed to Accreditation

Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and

Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD

20850.

   2.  Provide comments to the site visit team during the program’s scheduled site visit

All comments must:

  • Relate to a program’s compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation
  • Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation with the CAA

Comments that do not meet these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be notified.

The Standards for Accreditation and the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures are available in the Accreditation Handbook. These documents may also be obtained by sending a written request to the Accreditation Office.

 http://caa.asha.org/programs/call-for-public-comments

 https://caa.asha.org/siteassets/files/accreditation-standards-for-graduate-programs.pdf

The Valdosta State University College of Education, through its Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is pleased to offer the Master's of Education Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  This program builds upon knowledge acquired during undergraduate study.  Students further refine the skills necessary for developing effective interventions to meet unique client requirements in the graduate program. 

The Master's of Education (M.Ed.) education program in speech-language pathology at Valdosta State 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.

Council On Academic Accreditation Homepage

The M. Ed. in speech-language pathology is an approved program of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Students earning the master's degree are eligible for a service certificate (S-5) and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) Association, which allows them to work in the public schools of Georgia, as well as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation agencies, and private practices.  The goals of the graduate program are a) to prepare students to provide prevention, evaluation, and intervention services for clients from birth to adult with speech, language, voice resonance, swallowing, or hearing disorders; b) to conduct basic research to explain the mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing; c) to conduct applied research that will help speech-language pathologists and audiologists to remediate communicative disorders; d) to provide graduate students with the education to become certified speech-language pathologists, teachers, and/or research scientists; e) to serve the people of the local and larger communities by providing clinical services and information through the speech-language and hearing clinics; f) to be a preeminent resource for the dissemination of information and clinical training strategies to professionals statewide and nationally through presentations at meetings and publications.

 


Graduate Plan of Study (5 semesters)

Graduate Plan of Study (6 semesters)

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