Certification Requirements for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists in the United States A survey was conducted to determine the current minimum certification requirements in each state for the employment of speech/language pathologists in public school settings. Questionnaires requesting certification requirements were sent to state departments of education and presidents of state speech/language associations. The results indicate that the majority of the states ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1985
Certification Requirements for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists in the United States
 
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  • Maryann S. Bullett is currently affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders, North Dakota State University, Minard 100, Fargo, ND 58105. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address.
    Maryann S. Bullett is currently affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders, North Dakota State University, Minard 100, Fargo, ND 58105. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1985
Certification Requirements for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists in the United States
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1985, Vol. 16, 124-128. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1602.124
History: Received October 7, 1983 , Accepted November 21, 1983
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1985, Vol. 16, 124-128. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1602.124
History: Received October 7, 1983; Accepted November 21, 1983

A survey was conducted to determine the current minimum certification requirements in each state for the employment of speech/language pathologists in public school settings. Questionnaires requesting certification requirements were sent to state departments of education and presidents of state speech/language associations. The results indicate that the majority of the states and the District of Columbia require a bachelor's degree as the minimum degree for certification. Minimum clinical practicum hours and certification renewal criteria vary greatly from state to state.

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