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Our faculty and students focus on scholarship related to the special needs of people of all ages who benefit from a range of approaches to teaching, learning, or communication. We welcome all inquiries from students, professionals, community members, and families.

Teaching

Academic programs in communication sciences and disorders, special education, birth through kindergarten programs, American Sign Language, and other specialties reflect our fundamental belief that all people should be as independent as they can possibly be.

Research

We value high-quality research that generates new knowledge and we value the best possible applications of current knowledge.

Service

Through the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, and other outreach activities, we share our expertise with those who may benefit from it.

Contact Details

  • 570 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • T: 706-542-4561
  • F: 706-542-4240

Department head: Cynthia O. Vail

Faculty and staff Support our programs

Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Bachelor's Degrees
    • Athens Campus
      Gain a foundation in speech, language, and hearing in this program suited for those wishing to pursue careers as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
    • Athens Campus and Online
      Focus on severe disabilities, mild disabilities, or early childhood in our clinically rich program.
  • Dual Degrees
  • Minors
  • Graduate Programs
  • Master of Education
    • Athens Campus
      Prepare for a career as a speech-language pathologist in a school, hospital, or other setting with the MEd in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
    • Athens Campus
      The MEd in Special Education is for students entering the master's program who have completed undergraduate training in a teacher education field and who have a teaching certificate.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Athens Campus
      The MAT in Special Education leads to initial certification for students who hold undergraduate degrees in other fields and who do not hold a teaching certification. Choose from one of three areas of emphasis: general curriculum, adapted curriculum and autism, and birth through kindergarten/preschool.
  • Master of Arts
    • Athens Campus
      Prepare for accreditation as a speech-language pathologist in our intensive, six-semester MA in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders program.
    • Athens Campus
      This department focuses on the special needs of people of all ages who benefit from a range of approaches to teaching, learning, or communication. Programs in communication sciences and disorders, special education, birth through kindergarten programs, and American Sign Language all reflect our fundamental belief that all people should be as independent as possible.
  • Master of Science
  • Education Specialist
    • Athens Campus
      If you are a professional speech-language pathologist with a master's degree, the EdS degree allows you to upgrade your professional skills.
    • Athens Campus
      Pursue advanced studies in special education in one of five emphasis areas through our educational specialist program, tailored to your background and goals.
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Athens Campus
      Earn the highest level of academic achievement in the field of communication sciences and disorders through specialized study in your area of interest.
    • Athens Campus
      Build on your experience in special education with a PhD program individualized to your goals in adapted or general curriculum or early childhood education.
  • Doctor of Education
  • Non-Degree Programs
  • Certificates
    • The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia program provides students with in-depth knowledge related to the field of reading and language development, assessment, instruction, and individual differences.
  • Non-Degree Certifications
    • Athens Campus
      The UGA New Teacher Institute (PACTE-NTI) program has existed in its current form since 2001. Over 500 teachers have graduated from the program since 2001. Many of these teachers have been named local and state Teacher of the Year. Additionally, a substantial percentage of graduates now serve as department heads, assistant principals, and principals.
  • Endorsements

Our clinics

We are home to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, which add depth to our programs.

Community services

We offer summer programs for all ages, as well as speech and hearing screenings for children and adults in the community.

Faculty profile

Associate Professor Kevin Ayres launched the BCBA clinic following the successful start of a program to train educators in Board-Certified Behavioral Analysis.

Support our programs

This department focuses on the special needs of people of all ages who benefit from a range of approaches to teaching, learning, or communication. Programs in communication sciences and disorders, special education, birth through kindergarten programs, and American Sign Language all reflect our fundamental belief that all people should be as independent as possible.

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Latest News

Doctoral student receives national research fellowship

May 25, 2016
Seles Gadson's nine-week summer fellowship will allow her to study and conduct research at NIDCD's laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland.

Three students receive UGA's Presidential Award of Excellence

May 23, 2016
Three undergraduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education were honored with the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence for their outstanding academic achievements.

Over 400 graduates take part in spring convocation ceremony

May 18, 2016
Over 400 graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked across the stage at the Classic Center during the College's Spring 2016 Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Upcoming Events

Sep
30

9th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

This one-day conference will include keynotes, breakout sessions, and discussions on several timely topics related to the State of Education in Georgia.

Oct
21

Innovation in Teaching Conference

This one-day conference highlights innovative teaching and teachers across all departments in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

Oct
25

Professional Development Schools (PDS) Workshop: Forming Sustainable School District and University/College Partnerships

In this one-day workshop, faculty and administrative representatives from the College of Education and Clarke County School District will teach participant teams how to build sustainable partnerships and maximize the benefits of PDS for all stakeholders.

Dec
15

Fall 2016 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the Fall 2016 graduating class!

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CMSD Open House

Students interested in applying to the Speech-Language Pathology Master's Degree Program for Fall 2015 should attend this informational session.

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CSSE Summer Institute

This one-day seminar covers multiple areas of education specific to teachers, administrators, parents, related service providers, and specialists in public education.

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NSSLHA 5K Race

The annual UGA NSSLHA 5K is sponsored by the UGA chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.