Program Performance Data

2019 Accomplishments

The COEHS continued to grow and strive for greatness in 2019. The commitment and dedication exemplified through our faculty, students, and staff reaped outstanding results within Valdosta State University and the community.

  • COEHS faculty submitted 187 professional presentations and publications.
  • Dr. Alicja Rieger was awarded the Presidential Excellence Award in Research.
  • Faculty in the Human Services department were awarded a grant for a Level Up program. The Level Up program serves 150 students in 6th through 12th grade who attend Valdosta City Schools with afterschool and summer programming. 
  • Mr. Brian Law, who is a Counselor Education adjunct faculty member at VSU, was elected as the president for the national non-profit organization Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
  • Sullivan Scholars continues to be successful and now has 31 scholars in the program.
  • The Sullivan Literacy Center served about 130 community children through their programs. The Center offers one-on-one and small group literacy skill building activities for elementary school children in order to practice and improve their literacy skills.
  • 2019 marks the 25th year that VSU has had a technical assistance contract/grant with Georgia's Babies Can’t Wait program. VSU supports the pre-service and in-service learning needs of the professionals who provide Early Intervention services to Georgia's eligible children with special needs ages birth to 3.
  • The Communication Disorders program received a donation from the Scottish Rite Masons that will allow consenting new 2019-20 kindergartners in the local schools to be screened for the learning disorder.
  • Dr. Ruth Stonestreet, a retired faculty member in Communication Sciences and Disorders, was named a 2020 Distinguished Fellow for the National Academies of Practices. Those inducted as a Distinguished Fellow by NAP are considered to be leaders in their professions.
  • The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership/Higher Education program earned the "Best Internships" award from Intelligent.com, as part of their annual ranking of academic programs.
  • The Marriage and Family Therapy department created 16 webinars that focus on family development as part of their grant with the Military Families Learning Network.
  • A unique partnership with Forsyth County Schools was developed by the faculty in School Counseling to offer a hybrid program to the school's educators who are interested in becoming certified school counselors. The first cohort of eleven educators is expected to graduate in Spring 2022.
  • The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) supported 28 students by providing intensive academic, social, and financial support.

These are just some of the great accomplishments from 2019 and we look forward to the exciting ways we will impact our community in 2020.


The Dewar College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) and educator preparation programs at Valdosta State University are committed to using performance data for continuous improvement purposes. VSU administrators, faculty, and stakeholders analyze various types of assessment data on a regular basis to evaluate program effectiveness, program impact, student performance, employer satisfaction, student learning outcomes, and other types of data. Click the links below to access program performance data.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Educator Preparation

Library and Information Science

Marriage and Family Therapy

School Counseling

Social Work