New York 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 New York State Department of Education. State licensure issued by the New York, Office of Professions, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Initial Certificate, Speech and Language Disabilities (valid for five years)

1. Pathway: Approved Teacher Preparation Program

  • Completion of a NYS-registered program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshop – Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

2. Pathway: App Prep Program Transitional B Certificate (exams completed on/after 5/1/2014)

  • Holds/Held a Transitional B Certificate
  • Completion of a NYS-registered program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshop – Dignity for All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

3. Pathway: Approved Teacher Prep Program – Additional Certificate

  • Hold a valid NYS Classroom Teaching Certificate
  • Completion of a NYS-registered program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshop – Dignity for All Students Act

4. Pathway: Individual Evaluation

  • Education – Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA
  • General core in Liberal Arts and Sciences – 30 semester hours
    • College coursework: Artistic Expression, Communication, Information Retrieval, Humanities, Language other than English (including ASL), Written Analysis and Expression, Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences, Scientific Process, and Mathematical Processes
  • Content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 30 semester hours
  • Pedagogical core – 21 semester hours
    • College coursework: Human Development and Learning; Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs; Teaching Literacy Skills Methods (3 semester hours); Teaching Literacy Skills (3 semester hours); Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Foundations of Education
  • Additional pedagogy – Speech and Language Disabilities – 6 semester hours
    • College coursework: Foundations of Special Education and Assisting SLD students and teachers with teaching and learning of the general education curriculum
  • College supervised practicum – Speech And Language Disabilities – 150 clock hours
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, and Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act 
  • Fingerprint clearance

5. Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

  • Hold a valid New York state teaching certificate
  • Content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 30 semester hours
  • Pedagogical core
    • College coursework: Teaching Literacy Skills Methods (3 semester hours)
  • Additional pedagogy – Speech and Language Disabilities – 6 semester hours
    • College coursework: Foundations of Special Education, and assisting SLD students and teachers with teaching and learning of the general education curriculum
  • College supervised practicum – Speech and Language Disabilities – 150 clock hours
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism and  Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

6. Pathway: Completion of a College Teacher Education Program in another U.S. State

  • Completion of a comparable approved program in another jurisdiction – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Education – Bachelor's degree
  • Miinimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

7. Pathway: Endorsement of a Classroom Teaching Certificate

  • Possess a valid, comparable, U.S. State or Territory Certificate – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Bachelor's degree or hHigher
  • Minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

8. Pathway: New York State Professional License

  • License and Registration – NYS Speech-Language-Pathology License
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

9. Pathway: ASHA Program

  • Master's or higher degree – ASHA Accredited Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Clinical Practicum in School Setting – 150 Hours
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam – Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance

Professional Certificate, Speech and Language Disabilities

1. Pathway: Approved Teacher Preparation Program

  • Completion of a NYS-registered program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • New York state teacher certification exams – Educating All Students Test (EAS) and Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – Speech and Language Disabilities – 3 years
  • Mentored experience
  • Workshop – Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

2. Pathway: Approved Teacher Prep Program – Certificate Progression

  • Hold/held an Initial Certificate – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional Recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – 3 years
  • Mentored experience
  • New York State teacher certification exam – Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • Workshop – Dignity for All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

3. App Prep Program Transitional C Certificate (completed on/after 5/1/2014)

  • Holds/held a Valid Transitional C Certificate – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Institutional Recommendation – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – 3 years
  • Mentored experience
  • New York state teacher certification exams – Educating All Students Test (EAS) and Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • Workshop – Dignity for All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. Citizenship

4. Pathway: Individual Evaluation

  • Education – Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA
  • General core in Liberal Arts and Sciences – 30 semester hours
    • College coursework: Artistic Expression, Communication, Information Retrieval, Humanities, Language other than English (including ASL), Written Analysis and Expression, Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences, Scientific Process, and Mathematical Processes
  • Content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 30 semester hours
  • Pedagogical core – 21 semester hours
    • College coursework: Human Development and Learning, Teaching Students with Disabilities and Special Health-Care Needs, Teaching Literacy Skills Methods – 3 semester hours, Teaching Literacy Skills – 3 Semester Hours, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Foundations of Education
  • Additional pedagogy – Speech and Language Disabilities – 6 semester hours
    • College coursework: Foundations of Special Education, and assisting speech-language disabled students & teachers with teaching & learning of the general education curriculum
  • College supervised practicum – Speech and Language Disabilities – 150 clock hours
  • New York state teacher certification exams – Educating All Students Test (EAS) and Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • Additional education – Master's degree
  • Graduate coursework content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 12 semester hours
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – 3 years
  • Mentored experience – 1 year
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

5. Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate (Must hold a valid certificate)

  • Holds a valid Professional or Permanent Teaching Certificate
  • Content Core: Speech and Language Disabilities – 30 semester hours
    • College Coursework: Teaching Literacy Skills Methods – 3 semester hours, Teaching Literacy Skills – 3 semester hours
    • New York state teacher certification exam – Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST)
  • Additional Pedagogy – 6 semester hours
    • College Coursework: Foundations of Special Education, Assisting sld students & teachers with teaching & learning of the general education curriculum
  • New York state teacher certification exam – Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • College Supervised Practicum – Speech and Language Disabilities – 150 clock hours
  • Additional education – Master's degree
  • Graduate coursework content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 12 semester hours
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – 3 years
  • Mentored experience – 1 year
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

6. Pathway: Certificate Progression

  • Hold/held a valid initial certificate – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • New York state teacher certification exam – Speech-Language Pathology (PRAXIS II)
  • Additional education – Master's degree
  • Graduate coursework content core – Speech and Language Disabilities – 12 semester hours
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – 3 years
  • Mentored experience – 1 year
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

7. Pathway: New York State Professional License - Certificate Progression

  • Held an Initial Certificate – Speech and Language Disabilities
  • License & registration – NYS Speech Language Pathology License
  • New York state teacher certification exam – Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST)
  • Paid, full-time classroom teaching experience – Speech and Language Disabilities – 3 years
  • Continuing competency activities
  • Workshops – Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism, and Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Citizenship status – INS Permanent Residence or U.S. citizenship

Continuing Education Requirement

Holders of the professional teaching certificate must complete 175 hours of professional development every five years.

Regulatory Oversight

Resources

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

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