American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

New Jersey 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 Specialist

  1. Master's or higher degree in speech-language pathology from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Pass a state-approved test of comprehensive knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology.

Individuals who hold a valid New Jersey speech correctionist endorsement and a master's degree in speech-language pathology shall be issued the speech-language specialist endorsement upon submission of a completed application and fee.

Individuals who hold a valid New Jersey speech correctionist endorsement may serve in a position requiring speech-language specialist certification until August 31, 2015, by which date they must obtain the speech-language specialist endorsement or completed a department-approved retraining program.

Continuing Education Requirement

Each active teacher must complete 100 clock hours of state-approved continuing professional development and/or in-service every 5 years.

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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