CSUSM to Hold Public Meeting Jan. 13 on New Master of Arts in Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

What: Public Meeting on New Master of Arts in Education Program at CSUSM.
When: Wed., January 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos - University Hall, room 101
Why: To solicit comments from students and consumers in the community as part of the program's review process with the Council on Academic Accreditation.


California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is currently undergoing review for In-Candidacy (preaccreditation) status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). 

 The CAA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency that reviews graduate education programs to ensure they are in compliance with Standards for Accreditation. CSUSM has applied for In-Candidacy status of their Masters in Education, Option in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (a.k.a. MA in Speech-Language Pathology). 

As part of the review process, CSUSM will hold a public meeting to solicit comment from students and consumers in the community. A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA's Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, calling ASHA's Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or by accessing the documents on ASHA's Website at: http://asha.org/academic/accreditation/default.htm

The public meeting will take place on Wed., January 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in University Hall, room 101.

About the Master of Arts in Education Program
The Communicative Science and Disorders Option with the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Language, Speech and Hearing Credential Program has been designed to meet the standards of practice established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and the new 2008 standards of the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. This program is specifically designed to prepare professionals to serve students in K-12 settings.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.