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Communication Disorders, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Valdosta, GA, United States
Students in the Communication Disorders program of Valdosta State University are introduced to the field of speech-language pathology and develop the intervention skills necessary to help individuals with communication disorders.
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Overview

What you'll learn

At the undergraduate level, students of the Communication Disorders program of Valdosta State University are introduced to the field of speech-language pathology and develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to help people of all ages and with a variety of speech- and hearing-related issues. The communication disorders curriculum includes coursework, observation, writing assignments, and exposure to normal and disordered aspects of speech, language and hearing. All students must complete a Master of Science in Education degree in communication disorders in order to meet the current standards required for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, certification for public school service personnel and state licensure.

Careers

  • Audiologist
  • Audiology Technician
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Hearing Therapist
  • Secondary School Art Teacher
  • Speech Clinician
  • Speech Therapist
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Scientist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Disorders
  • Audiology I: Hearing Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism
  • Applied Phonetics
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Normal Language Acquisition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application 
  • English Proficiency
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended; only sealed, official academic records will be accepted
  • A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $36,124.00 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses
  • Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and on for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization
  • All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States
  • A copy of the student's passport/visa must be emailed to the Office of Admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valdosta

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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