Programs in Communicative Disorders
intending to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in the public
schools must acquire the appropriate clinical-rehabilitative service credential.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC) is responsible
for determining the appropriate requirements for the practice of speech-language
pathology in the public schools. Students should be aware that changes
in credential requirements are determined by the Commission on Teacher
Credentialing, not the Communicative Disorders Program. Your advisor can
answer basic questions regarding credentials. More complex questions should
be addressed to the College of Education Credentials Services Office (405-3594)
or directly to CCTC in Sacramento (888) 921-2682.
Speech-Language Services Credential: Speech-Language Pathology.
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The appropriate credential for an itinerant speech-language pathologist
is the Speech-Language Services Credential. The first 50 clinical contact
hours must be obtained in the Communicative Disorders Clinic. Additional
requirements are as follows:
the CBEST prior to approval for the student teaching experience.
715: Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the School
CD 725: Student Teaching Workshop: Communication Handicapped
SPED 788 Law, Ethics, and Instructional Planning
SPED 801 Development, Diversity, and ELL: Special Education
Clinical-Rehabilitative Service Credential (CRS): Orientation and Mobility.
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LICENSE TO PRACTICE
The State of California requires speech-language pathologists to acquire
a license to practice in all settings except public schools and federal
facilities. Practicing without a license constitutes a misdemeanor
that is punishable by a fine. Further information may be obtained by contacting
the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examining Committee in Sacramento
at (916) 263-2666.
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