Difference between MS and M. Ed?

Recently, I've noticed that most colleges give a MS (masters in science) in speech pathology while some (like UVA or Georgia State) give a M. Ed (masters of education) instead.

What is the difference in terms of job prospects and education you'd receive? Is one better than the other or are they inherently the same degree?

Do both degrees receive the same amount and kind of training?

You can have an MS, MA, or M.Ed, and it really doesn't matter at all. It's the CCC part that matters.
I have an M.S. others in my program received an M.A. because they had 12+ hours of a foreign language in undergrad.

For those that receive an M.Ed, I think the SLP department may fall under the College of Education. Whereas, for my program, we were under the College of Health and Sciences.

Ultimately, you'll get the same training in graduate school and follow similar coursework programs.

It's having met the requirements for the CCC "or it's equivalent", and having your state licensure(s). ;)

Edited at 2013-06-06 05:29 pm (UTC)
Correct me of I'm wrong, somebody, but I think it has everything to do with the designation of the Speech department at the academic institution and not much to do with the quality or type of courses offered. At least that goes for the MS/MA distinction, and I would assume the same goes for MEd as every masters program in SLP has to cover the same breadth of knowledge to be accredited by ASHA. Although maybe I'm wrong and the MEd is more schools-focused...but I would bet it's just that the Dept of Comm Sci & Disorders or whatever iteration of that title is used falls under the university's college of education and therefore they grant a MEd. I don't think employers care at all.
Agreed. I got my MEd from the University of Georgia, and our Dept was in the College of Education. I also remembered something about it having to do with whether or not you complete a thesis (which would be MS) or if you take a comprehensive exam (MEd) at the end of your masters. I think we had an option of which one to earn.