Arkansas Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
The following information summarizes the requirements currently necessary to begin work in the public school system as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.
The information below has been collected by researching individual state department of education regulations and policy documents, state administrative code provisions and by contacting each state department of education. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state department of education for the most up-to-date information.
Audiologists in the public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure is typically required for practice in the schools.
- Master's degree from an accredited speech-language pathology or communication disorders program
- Successful passage of Praxis II Exam in speech-language pathology
Continuing Education Requirement
Sixty clock hours of approved continuing professional education is required annually to maintain professional teaching license valid for five years in speech pathology for employment in a public education agency.
The information contained herein was collected and summarized annually. For detailed information on teacher certification requirements, contact the state department of education and visit these websites:
Department of Education Educator License
Educator License Regulations for Speech-Language Pathologists [PDF]
Questions regarding this document? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.