If you are a speech-language pathologist with a master's degree, our EdS in Communication Sciences and Disorders allows you to upgrade your professional skills.
You will take courses and have independent study experiences in speech-language pathology and in other areas that suit your needs, such as literacy, school administration, and counseling. We require our applicants to have completed three years of post-master's-degree experience before entering the program.
This 30-semester-hour program is designed with your career goals in mind, using a flexible three-category framework.
- Leadership, administration, or supervision - Special education - Literacy/reading, language education, or educational psychology - Autism or autism spectrum disorders
Coursework for the specialist degree may include regularly scheduled courses, independent study or directed reading, or an appropriate combination, as determined between you and your faculty advisor.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You will work closely with a faculty advisor to plan late-afternoon or evening meetings for independent studies, to select evening or summer courses, and to design an applied project related to your interests.
Most students continue working full-time while completing the EdS degree.
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