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Michigan 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 by the Michigan Board of Audiology is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists 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 Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information

Limited License for School-based Speech-Language Pathologists

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs may issue a limited license for a certified teacher whose teaching certificate was endorsed on January 12, 2009, in the area of speech and language impairment for the sole purpose of providing speech-language impairment services as part of employment or contract with a school district, nonpublic school, or state department that provides educational services.

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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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