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Mississippi 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–Five Year Educator License - Audiologist (202)

License Class AA 

Either:

  • Hold a five year educator license and
  • Master's degree in audiology

or

  • Hold a master's degree in another area and complete an approved program for audiology and
  • Praxis II-Specialty area for audiology

or

  • Complete an approved master's degree in audiology
  • Twenty-one (21) ACT equivalent or achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core exam and
  • Praxis II-Specialty Area for Audiology

License Class AAA 

  • Meet requirements for AA license and
  • Specialist degree in audiology

License Class AAAA 

  • Meet requirements for AA license and
  • Doctoral degree in audiology

Continuing Education Requirement

Three semester hours in content of job/skill related area; or five continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area are required every five years.

Emergency Certification

A one year nonrenewable educator license may be issued at the request of the superintendent of the local school district to licensed teachers (holding at least a bachelor's degree) hired to teach out-of-field, or for an individual who has begun but not completed the process for licensure.

Speech Language Pathology–Five Year Educator License - Speech/Language Clinician (215)

License Class AA 

  • Complete an ASHA approved master's degree program in speech pathology
  • Twenty-one (21) ACT equivalent or achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core exam and
  • Praxis II: Specialty Area for Speech Pathology

or

  • Complete and ASHA approved master's degree program in speech pathology and
  • Original ASHA membership card

License Class AAA 

  • Meet the requirements for standard AA license and
  • Specialist degree in speech pathology

License Class AAAA

  • Meet the requirements for standard AA license and
  • Doctoral degree in speech pathology

Continuing Education Requirement

Three semester hours in content or job/skill related area or five continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill related area every five years.

Emergency Certification

A one-year nonrenewable educator license may be issued at the request of the superintendent of the local school district to licensed teachers (at least a bachelor's degree) hired to teach out-of-field or for an individual who has begun but not completed the process for licensure.

Regulatory Oversight

Mississippi State Board of Education

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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