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Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) - Speech Education Specialization

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To make an impact - teaching.

The speech education specialization is designed for the person who plans to become a communication educator. While the emphasis is primarily on secondary education, the area can serve as a specialization for teaching higher education as well.

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Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are a good listener and communicator.
  • Are a creative thinker.
  • Are inquisitive and like to solve problems.
  • Are interested in teaching.
  • Enjoy working with youth.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Graduate school

Recent Employers

  • South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa school districts
  • Graduate school

Suggested Accelerated Programs

Clubs and Organizations

  • Jackrabbit Forensics
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Pi Eta

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.