Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance


You have made an excellent choice as a student!  The fields of special education, speech-language pathology and audiology are some of the most rewarding you can enter.  All of these areas offer you a multitude of choices for a long-lasting career.  You can chose to be a special education teacher of children with autism, of individuals who have reading challenges, or a teacher of children with hearing impairment.  You can chose to be a speech-language pathologist who works with children who have cleft lip and palate, who provides treatment for adults who have difficulty with their speech and language following a stroke or you can assess and provide treatment for a swallowing disorder.  We prepare teachers at the undergraduate level, speech-language pathologists and special educators at the masters level and special educators at the doctoral level.  With a doctorate you can return to the classroom as a university professor, work in a teaching, clinical or medical field, or seek administration roles in schools or medical centers to support individuals with disabilities.  The department is full of energetic, creative and interesting faculty who will guide you well to achieve the career of your hopes and dreams.  Let us know what you need to be successful and we encourage you to become an active part of our exciting academic family.

I wish you all the best in all of your academic endeavors.
Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance


Mission Statement
To prepare professionals to positively impact the lives of a diverse community of individuals with exceptionalities.

Core Values
•Visionary Excellence •High Standards •Compassionate Support •Team Work •Collegiality •Unity
•Professionalism •Ethics •Integrity •Respect for Diversity


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The Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University is currently located in the Speech Building Room 245.


Courses are subject to availability. Please check the New Mexico State University Course Catalog.