Minnesota 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.
Completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology from an ASHA-accredited program or evidence of a valid Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.
Individual must have verification of having had one year of full-time experience as a speech-language pathologist in a school setting while holding a valid entrance license.
Continuing Education Requirement
One hundred twenty five clock hours are required every five years.
After June 30, 2007, a person who makes application for renewal as an educational speech-language pathologist, but who does not hold a master's degree in speech-language pathology, must provide evidence that at least 24-quarter hours or 16-semester hours of post-baccalaureate college credit in speech-language pathology or related special education instruction and services have been earned.
A Temporary Limited License may be granted at the request of the administrator or the employing school district provided written documentation that:
- No applicant holding a license in a subject or field for which a temporary limited license is requested can fulfill the requirements of the position.
- The position has been advertised.
- The school district will provide a mentor.
- The applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by the regional association for the accreditation of colleges and secondary schools.
- The applicant has a degree directly related to the professional preparation for which educational speech/language pathology is requested.
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:
Speech-Language Pathology Rules
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.