Megan Yeager attended CSUSM for her undergraduate studies and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008, majoring in Liberal Arts and minoring in Linguistics. At the time, she thought she was going to become an elementary school teacher and planned to go into the Multiple Subject Credential program at CSUSM. Megan took a course with Dr. Suzanne Moineau, as part of her undergraduate studies, and learned about the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program she was starting. After learning more about the field, Megan decided that was the direction she wanted to go in.
Megan graduated from CSUSM’s first cohort of the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology program in 2012. Since then, Megan has worked for a local school district supporting preschool through sixth-grade students with speech and language needs. She shared that she loves seeing student progress and is fulfilled knowing she is making a difference.
In the summer of 2015, Megan first had the opportunity to give back to the Master’s program, by providing clinical supervision to graduate students at TERI Inc., working with adults with significant developmental disabilities. Megan expressed that she loved the chance to return to TERI, as it was a clinical placement she had during her time in the program. She has returned with a new group of students every summer since and is looking forward to helping a new group from cohort 8 learn hands-on assessment and treatment skills this coming July. In addition, Megan has provided clinical supervision at her elementary school site and plans to continue this in the years to come. After proving to be a positive mentor for CSUSM graduate students, Megan taught her first class to the SLP Bachelor-level cohort 1 students in Fall 2017. This semester she is teaching three other classes, including online classes for the Post-Baccalaureate SLP Preparation program. Megan stated she is full of pride to not only reach these new professional milestones but to also have a role in the program that made such an impact on her life.