Texas 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

State License

Audiologists in the public schools are contract employees and do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure by the Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information. 

Continuing Education

Twenty clock hours (two CEUs) shall be required to renew a license issued for a two-year term. A licensee must have had a minimum of two clock hours in ethics per renewal period.

Speech-Language Pathologist

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) no longer issues certificates in speech-language therapy, but individuals who hold a lifetime TEA certificate in speech and hearing therapy or speech-language therapy may practice in public schools without a license.

Continuing Education

Twenty clock hours (two CEUs) shall be required to renew a license issued for a two-year term. A licensee must have had a minimum of two clock hours in ethics per renewal period.

Regulatory Oversight

Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 

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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