Communications Disorders and Sciences (School)

The table below indicates earning a Master of Arts or Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences degree. The master of science and master of arts programs in speech-language pathology at the University of Oregon are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association but each state/territory maintains its own requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist. Please note that this table does not include an evaluation of state specific requirements beyond that of educational and curricular requirements. Laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with the state for the most up-to-date information.

State Licensure: All fifty states in the U.S. oversee and regulate the practice of speech-language pathology through licensure. Under a licensure system, states define by statute the scope of practice of a profession and provide that these tasks may be legally performed only by those who are licensed. Some states have a single license and some have a two-tiered system of interim and permanent licensure. The names and types of licenses, as well as requirements, vary from state to state. Importantly, the type of required state licensure often depends on the setting in which an SLP will work. Licensing regulations and licensing bodies differ for non-educational versus educational settings in many states.

Non-Educational Settings:  State licensing authorities, commonly referred to as “State Boards,” determine the specific educational and training requirements for SLP licensure in non-educational settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, skilled nursing facilities, etc.

Educational Settings:  State licensing authorities, commonly referred to as “Educational Agencies,” credential SLPs under special teacher requirements in all states except DE, HI, KS, MD, MI, MO, MT, NC, NM, OR, SD, TX, and VA. These agencies determine the specific educational and training requirements for SLP licensure in their school settings.

More information by state and territory

state/territory uo satisfies requirements? professional associations OR LICENSE AUTHORITY
Alabama

Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/AL/ALteachrequire/

Alaska Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/AK/AKteachrequire/

[NOTE: Taken within the past five years: three semester (4.5 quarter) hours of approved Alaska studies, three semester (4.5 quarter) hours of multicultural education or cross-cultural communications]

Arizona Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/AZ/AZteachrequire/

Arkansas Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/AR/ARteachrequire/

California Yes

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/CA/CAteachrequire/

Colorado Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/CO/COteachrequire/

Connecticut Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/CT/CTteachrequire/

[NOTE: Six semester or nine quarter hours of credit / course work in: 1) Foundations of education; 2) Psychology: child, educational, developmental, adolescent, or cognitive learning; and 3) Classroom instruction and management, bilingual/bicultural education, reading, curriculum development or behavioral management. A course of study in special education comprised of not fewer than 36 clock hours, including study in understanding the growth and development of exceptional children, handicapped and gifted and talented children, and methods for identifying, planning for, and working effectively with special-needs children in the regular classroom.]

Delaware Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/DE/licensure/

Florida Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/FL/FLteachrequire/

Georgia Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/GA/GAteachrequire/

Hawaii Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/HI/licensure/

Idaho Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/ID/IDteachrequire/

Illinois Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/IL/ILteachrequire/

Indiana Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/IN/INteachrequire/

Iowa Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/IA/IAteachrequire/

Kansas Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/KS/licensure/

Kentucky Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/KY/KYteachrequire/

Louisiana Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/LA/LAteachrequire/

Maine Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/ME/MEteachrequire/

Maryland Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MD/licensure/

Massachusetts Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MA/MAteachrequire/

Michigan Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MI/licensure/

Minnesota Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MN/MNteachrequire/

Mississippi Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MS/MSteachrequire/

Missouri Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MO/licensure/

Montana Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/MT/licensure/

Nebraska Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NE/NEteachrequire/

Nevada Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NV/NVteachrequire/

New Hampshire Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NH/NHteachrequire/

New Jersey Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NJ/NJteachrequire/

New Mexico Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NM/licensure/

New York Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NY/NYteachrequire/

North Carolina Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/NC/licensure/

North Dakota Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/ND/NDteachrequire/

Ohio Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/OH/Ohteachrequire/

Oklahoma Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/OK/OKteachrequire/

Oregon Yes

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/OR/licensure/

Pennsylvania Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/PA/PAteachrequire/

Rhode Island Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/RI/RIteachrequire/

South Carolina Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/SC/SCteachrequire/

South Dakota Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/SD/licensure/

Tennessee Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/TN/TNteachrequire/

Texas Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/TX/licensure/

Utah Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/UT/UTteachrequire/

Vermont Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/VT/VTteachrequire/

Virginia Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/VA/licensure/

Washington Yes

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/WA/WAteachrequire/

West Virginia Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/WV/WVteachrequire/

Wisconsin Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/WI/WIteachrequire/

Wyoming Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/WY/WYteachrequire/

District of Columbia Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/DC/DCteachrequire/

American Samoa

Undetermined

 

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Undetermined  
Guam

Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/Guam/

Virgin Islands Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/U-S--Virgin-Islands/

Puerto Rico Undetermined

https://www.asha.org/Advocacy/state/info/Puerto-Rico/