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Oklahoma 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 issued by Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is typically required for practice in the schools.

Speech-Language Pathologist

School-based speech pathologists in Oklahoma are required to obtain a teacher certification. The general teacher certification requirements for Oklahoma school are as follows:

  • Graduated from an accredited institution of higher education that has an approved teacher education program for the certification area sought;
  • Successfully completed a higher education teacher education program approved by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA);
  • Meets all other requirements as established by the Oklahoma State Board of Education;
  • Successfully passed the three required competency examinations;
  • Has on file with the Oklahoma State Board of Education a current clear Oklahoma criminal history record search from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as well as a current clear national criminal history record search from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and
  • Applied to Teacher Certification and submitted the appropriate processing fee;

OR

  • Holds a full out-of-state certificate and meets standards set by the State Board of Education. Anything less than full certification will require review by Teacher Certification.

  For more information on the specific application requirements to become a school-based SLP in Oklahoma, please contact the state Department of Education.

Regulatory Oversight

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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