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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  do not fall under specific teacher requirements of the State Department of Education. State licensure issue by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs—Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Specialist Standard Certificate (Endorsement Code: 3462)

This endorsement authorizes the holder to provide service as a speech-language specialist in all public schools.

  • Master's or higher degree in speech-language pathology from a regionally accredited college or university; and
  • A Passing score on a state-approved test of comprehensive knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology.
    • PRAXIS II: Speech Language Pathology (5331)

Speech-Language Specialist Certificate of Eligibility (Endorsement Code: 3462)

The Speech-Language Specialist Certificate of Eligibility authorizes the holder to provide service as a speech-language specialist in all public schools. To qualify, the candidate must show evidence of meeting all of the following requirements in either option:

Option 1

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology/communication disorders
  • Be currently matriculated in a master’s program in speech language pathology/communication disorders from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of 18 semester hour graduate credits in speech language pathology/communication disorders
  • Completion of a graduate clinical/practicum in speech language pathology/communication disorders

OR

Option 2

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than speech language pathology/communication disorders
  • Be currently matriculated in a master’s program in speech language pathology/communication disorders from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of 24 semester hour graduate credits in speech language pathology/communication disorders
  • Completion of a graduate clinical/practicum in speech language pathology/communication disorders

Continuing Education Requirement

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

Regulatory Oversight

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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