American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Nebraska 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

Educational Audiologist

Persons with this endorsement may serve as an educational audiologist and resource person for programs involving individuals from birth through grade 12.

  1. A minimum of a master's degree in audiology which includes at least 36 graduate semester hours in an approved educational audiology program
  2. Applicants must also complete a minimum of 70 clock hours of a school internship in educational audiology supervised by a standard institution faculty member (this requirement may be included in the 36 graduate semester hours).

Continuing Education Requirement

Individuals without one year of service in the past five years must complete six semester credit hours. All others may renew their certificate upon verification of experience.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement

Persons with this teaching endorsement may serve as a speech language pathologist and resource person for programs involving individuals from birth through grade 12.

  1. A minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology which includes a minimum of 36 graduate semester hours in speech-language pathology and related courses
  2. Applicants must also complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical experiences and an internship, supervised by the standard institution in a school or clinic setting.
  3. Evidence of human relations training which may be met by coursework or employment experience that leads to acquisition of these skills
  4. Completion of three semester credit hours in special education which may be met by coursework or employment experience that leads to acquisition of these skills
  • A temporary teaching certificate (valid for six months) will be issued if the human relations training requirement has not been completed
  • A provisional teaching certificate (valid for one year) will be issued if human relations training has been met and other requirements remain

Continuing Education Requirement

Individuals without one year of service in the past five years must complete six semester credit hours. All others may renew their certificate upon verification of experience.

Speech-Language Technician

The provisional special services certificate shall be valid for working only in the Nebraska school system requesting the issuance of such certificate and only in the area of special services endorsement. The provisional special services certificate shall expire on August 31 of the year following the year of issuance.

Persons with this endorsement may provide speech-language services for students from pre-kindergarten through age 21; they may not fulfill the requirements for membership on a multi-disciplinary team and/or an individual educational plan team.

Requires a baccalaureate degree in speech pathology.

This endorsement may be placed only on the Nebraska Provisional Special Services Certificate. No Nebraska Standard Institution of Higher Education will be granted approval to offer a program of study leading to this endorsement.

Resources

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:

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

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