Communication Sciences and Disorders (MEd)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The integrated academic and clinical education offered in the communication sciences program prepares students to provide prevention, evaluation, and intervention services for clients from birth to adult with speech, language, voice, resonance, swallowing, or hearing disorders. The program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and approved by the Georgia Department of Education.

The special education program prepares highly skilled teachers and teacher-educators, and provides leadership in the field at local, state, national and international levels to assist individuals with disabilities in acquiring greater independence in an increasingly diverse, technological, and literacy-intensive global community.

School/College

College of Education
G-3 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Communication Science and Special Education
516 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7152
Phone: 706/542-4561

Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Jennifer H. Lindstrom

706/542-4561

This department prepares professionals to provide services to individuals with special needs across the lifespan. It maintains a high level of distinction with continuous involvement in critical special education issues, and an integrated academic and clinical orientation in communication sciences.

The communication sciences program prepares students to provide prevention, evaluation and intervention services for clients from birth to adult with speech, language, voice, resonance, swallowing or hearing disorders.

The special education program prepares teachers and teacher-educators, and provides leadership in the field at local, state, national and international levels. Its graduate programs are perennially ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Faculty members are leaders in research and practice. They have been awarded millions of dollars in external funding from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health. Research topics have included autism spectrum disorders; standards of measurement, treatment and recovery of stuttering in preschool-age children; and development of web-based programs to help undergraduate students, paraprofessionals and mid-career professionals become certified special education teachers.

Faculty often serve on editorial boards and as reviewers of prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Exceptional Children, the American Journal on Mental Retardation, and Education and Treatment of Children. Faculty members are also invited to serve on state councils and committees related to their field.

Degree

Code

Course Descriptions

MEd

166

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