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Certification

State Licensure 

The program at Southern University is designed to provide opportunities for students to meet requirements for licensure in the state of Louisiana. The courses offered in the program also prepare students to apply for certification with the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association. Students are required to pass the praxis examination in order to meet graduation requirements and CAA/CFCC Standards. Students are also made available the requirements for credentialing in different states in the US via the graduate student handbook, clinic handbook, and during student orientation at the beginning and towards the completion of the program. In addition to national certification, each individual will also need to pursue licensure in the state of their choice. Students graduating from Southern University and A&M College will have completed all course and clinical work needed to obtain a license from Louisiana. If an individual chooses to apply for licensure in another state, that individual will need to contact the State Licensure Board in that state for information on requirements for licensing in that state. 

 

Teacher Certification 

All graduates have the opportunity to pursue teacher certification, with additional requirements (coursework and approval from the education department). Please see the URL address for Louisiana Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists here Louisiana Teacher Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. 

SU Professional Licensure

Accreditation and State Authorization

ASHA State Teacher Requirements

Louisiana State Teacher Requirements

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