NYS Teacher Certification

Requirements for New York State Certification as a
Teacher of Students with Speech Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Initial Certificate (TSSLD)

  • Academic: BA or BS degree including coursework in general education, speech and language disorders and special education.and student teaching of children with communication disorders.
  • State testing: Candidates for professional certification must pass the a) Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST); b) Written assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W

Permanent Certification (TSSLD)

  • Academic: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • State testing: Professional certification must be obtained within three years of after receiving the initial certification.

For additional information contact:
New York State Education Department
Division of Teacher Certification
5N Education Building
Washington Ave
Albany NY 12234
(518) 474-3901
eMail: tcert@mail.nysed.gov

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