College of Communication & Education

Unique CME Opportunities

CME offers unparalleled and unique contexts for applied learning where students practice and hone these critical skills, including:
  • Autism Clinic
    One of the many opportunities in CME to serve the community, the Autism Clinic, housed in the Kinesiology Department, promotes the sensory, motor, communicative, and cognitive skills of individuals with autism, and their families, through a multi-sensory approach to learning. The clinic is staffed by faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student volunteers. Student volunteers gain valuable experience through assisting with hands-on play and programming for individuals, nutrition research and advising, creating story boards and social stories, program implementation, assisting with research, as well as a variety of other opportunities.
  • Center for Communication Disorders (CCD)
    Housed in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, the Center for Communication Disorders provides both diagnostic and rehabilitative services for individuals with communication disorders. The CCD serves as a training clinic for students in the CMSD graduate program under the supervision of Master Clinicians in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Under such supervision, student clinicians have the opportunity to work with individuals with a variety of communication disorders including articulation/phonology, language, voice, and fluency. In addition to the vital role the CCD plays in the clinical development of graduate students, the clinic also provides services to residents in our community at no cost.
  • Field school
    Offered through the Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management (RHPM) Department, field school provides opportunities for students to support and protect California's national and state forests, parks, and trails. It is perfect for students interested in learning more about the great outdoors and career opportunities in natural and cultural heritage preservation.
  • Media, Entertainment and Technology Collaboration (METX)
    METX offers students interested in journalism, public relations, media arts, and computer animation and game development an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to interactive storytelling using cutting-edge virtual- and augmented-reality technologies. Students have created both impressive narrative products and web-based portfolios documenting their contributions to their projects for Sierra Nevada Brewery, Lundberg Farms, and others.
  • Speech and Debate Team (Forensics)
    The Speech and Debate team, housed in the Communication Studies (CMST) Program, participates in both individual and team intercollegiate competitions in various advocacy and argumentation skills including public speaking, policy analysis and debate, and persuasion. Students interested in careers in law, civil service, or other contexts where research, analysis, persuasion, and honed oral and written communication skills are valued, will find this experience highly useful. Chico State's Speech and Debate Team has a rich history of competitive success.
  • Student teaching
    As undergraduates, students interested in teaching careers have opportunities to work in classrooms as part of their coursework in the Liberal Studies program. As post-baccalaureate students, credential candidates in the School of Education are placed in the field for two semesters where they work and co-teach with experienced teachers in our region's schools.
  • Tehama Group Communications (TGC)
    Tehama Group Communications is a full service, student managed public relations agency, housed in the Journalism and Public Relations (JOUR) Department, that serves a wide variety of paying clients and specializes in providing social media strategy, brand development, media relations, graphic design and photography/videography.