The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study that lead to a bachelor of science in education degrees, a master of education in communication disorders, and a clinical doctorate. Our diverse faculty is highly qualified and bring a variety of experiences to the academic and clinical environment.
The department is also home to the Valdosta Speech & Hearing Clinic. The goal of the Clinic is to offer hearing evaluations, speech evaluations, and speech/language therapy to the community. Services are provided by graduate clinicians, who are supervised by licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is accredited in the area of speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). National accreditation ensures that the program meets specified standards in the areas of administrative structure and governance, faculty and instructional staff, curriculum, students, assessment, and program resources. Students graduating from an accredited program are eligible for state and national certification.
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Dewar College of Education and Human Services Mission Statement
The Dewar College of Education & Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in educational settings and community agencies; fosters a culture of reflective, evidence-based practice, and inquiry within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff; provides leadership in the improvement of the education, health, and well-being of citizens in this region, the nation, and the world; and develops effective, responsive scholars and practitioners who use theory, research, and collaboration to enhance their work in a global, diverse, and technological society.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Mission Statement
The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Valdosta State University is to engage students in learning, research, clinical practice, and service. This mission is based on artistic, humanistic, scientific, and cultural principles related to communication disorders. Graduates are prepared to engage in a lifetime commitment to the use of evidence-based practices in their chosen profession. They are prepared in ways that will enable them to participate in vital professional roles in the region they serve and in state and national arenas.