American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Maine Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The information below is collected from state regulatory agencies responsible for regulating school based speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Audiologist

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.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Certificate 293–Speech and Language Clinician

Certification is not required for a person who holds a valid license as a speech-language pathologist under Title 32, Section 17301 and who has received approval by the Maine Department of Education.

Certificate Eligibility Pathway 1

  1. Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Earned a master's degree, certificate of advanced study, or doctorate from an accredited institution in an approved program in speech and language disorders together with the formal recommendation of the institution
  3. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom"
  4. Passed a content area assessment

Certificate Eligibility Pathway 2

  1. Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Earned a master's degree equivalent in speech communications or speech disorders by completing all of the following:
    a. minimum of 21 graduate semester hours in speech disorders
    b. minimum of three graduate semester hours in a speech disorders clinic or practicum
    c. minimum of six additional graduate semester hours
  3. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom"
  4. Passed a content area assessment
  5. Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program

Conditional Certificate 293 (valid for one year)

  1. Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Completed at least 12 graduate semester hours in speech communications or speech disorders

Continuing Education

Six credits (30 hours) is recommended in the certificate area every five years

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for school based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit these websites:

Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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