Communication Sciences and Disorders


Licensure and Certification

Our students work toward one or more certifications.

ASHA Certification

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the nation’s leading professional, credentialing, and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

ASHA certification means holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field of audiology (CCC-A) or speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP).

» Learn more about ASHA Certification

New York State Licensure

A New York State license allows you to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in New York.

» Learn more about New York State Licensure

Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Optional Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD

The courses necessary for the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabiliites (TSSLD) certification are incorporated into the requirements for the M.S. in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology.

An optional bilingual extension to the TSSLD is also available.

» View course requirements for the TSSLD

» View course requirements for the optional bilingual extension

» Learn more about applying for teacher certification

It is the student’s responsibility to apply for all certificates and licenses.

Download the Institutional Recommendation Application (PDF) for New York State Certification.


For further information, please contact:

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
p – 516.877.4100

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