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Missouri 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 issued by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration—Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech Language Pathologist

Effective January 1, 2019, newly hired speech-language pathologists in the public schools do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration—Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is typically required for practice in the schools. Contact the board for additional information.  

Citation: Mo. Code Regs. 5 CSR 20-400.640 Certification Requirements for Initial Student Services Certificate [PDF] 

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for school based speech-language pathologists and audiologists, please visit this website:

Missouri Division of Professional Registration-Missouri Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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

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