Kentucky 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.
This information 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.
Professional Certificate in Communication Disorders
- Master's degree in communication or speech-language pathology
- Completion of the following examinations:
a. Education of Exceptional Students - Core Content Knowledge
b. Speech-Language Pathology Exam
- All new teachers and out-of-state teachers with less than two years of successful teaching experience shall serve a one year internship.
Continuing Education Requirement
Renewal of the professional certificate requires completion of six semester hours of credit or the equivalent in PSDUs or CEUs every five years.
None. Under 16 KAR 2:120(2)(2)(a) the Education Professional Standards Board shall not issue an emergency certificate for teaching exceptional children with communication disorders.
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:
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Professional Certificate in Communications Disorder Regulations
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.