On July 1 the College of Education added another program’s name to the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education name, according to Georgia State’s College of Education’s webpage.
The new name is the Department of Education Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders. It’s title reflects the three major programs within the department, the webpage states.
Laura Fredrick, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders, said the name change will make the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (CSD) be easier to find for students.
“Communication Disorders has always been an important program within the Department, but has been invisible because their name was not included in the name of the Department,” she said. “Potential students interested in studying communication disorders did not know to look in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education for a program in communication disorders.”
The CSD program is currently a Masters of Education program offering a Master of Science degree during the Fall 2014 semester, according to the CSD’s website.
The program prepares graduate students for a career in speech-language pathology and had a 100 percent student employment rate in 2012-2013, the website states.
The graduation and completion rate for CSD students was also 95 percent in 2012-2013, according to the website.