About the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSND) was established in 1969, as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The Department’s name was later changed to its present one to reflect the broader scope of the fields of study contained within it. Prior to 1969, the undergraduate and graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology were part of the Speech and Theatre Department, with courses of study extending at least as far back as the 1950s.
From that time to the present, the Department has developed and offered programs that reflect growth, specialization and commitment to helping professionals and individuals with speech, language and hearing disorders. The Department’s programs are designed to provide basic and advanced professional preparation, with a strong commitment to theoretical and research foundations of clinical intervention. The Department now offers a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (MA) and a clinical doctoral degree in Audiology (AuD).
Strategic Plan – Executive Summary
The strategic plan for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University for the 5-year period from
2019-2024 describes the vision and mission of the departmental programs. It also outlines our core values and belief that communication
is a right for all human beings. Our core values are: excellence, integrity, collaboration and advocacy. The core values are central in all
activities of the department and lead to the following goals:
Goal 1: Expand our educational offerings and clinical service delivery to the community.
Goal 2: Engage in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Goal 3: Recruit and retain additional qualified faculty/staff members.
Goal 4: Enhance and expand the on-campus and off-campus clinical practica experiences for the students.
Goal 5: Provide outreach to local schools, medical settings, area clinical service providers, senior centers and the Montclair State
The strategic plan includes objectives for each goal along with an indication of the individuals responsible, the metrics used to assess the success with meeting the objective and the timeline for meeting the objectives. For a copy of the plan please contact the department.