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
Albany NY 12234