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, is required.
  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 provide speech language pathology services to and consultative services for individuals from birth through age 21 or completion of their Individualized Education Program.

  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, is required.
  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. Endorsement Program Requirements: Nebraska teacher education institutions offering this endorsement program must have on file, within the institution, a plan which identifies the courses and the course completion requirements which the institution utilizes to grant credit toward completion of this endorsement.
  4. Effective September 1, 2015, an applicant will be required to submit a passing score for the applicable content test (PRAXIS II) for the first-time placement of this endorsement on a Nebraska certificate or permit.

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

Persons with this endorsement may provide speech-language services for individuals from birth to age 21. The person must be supervised by a certified speech-language pathologist. The person may not fulfill the requirement(s) of a speech-language pathologist on a multi-disciplinary evaluation team or an individualized family service plan (IFSP) team or individual education plan (IEP) team. 

  • Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement requires the applicant to have completed a baccalaureate degree in communication disorders/speech-language pathology. 
  • Limited Purpose: This endorsement may be placed only on the Nebraska Provisional Special Services Certificate with validity, terms and renewal options as described for that certificate in 92 NAC 21.
  • 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:

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