Students desiring to work with pupils with speech-language and hearing impairments in the schools basis must complete the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Services Credential administered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). A master’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences is required of all candidates seeking an SLP credential. Candidates for the SLP credential must complete the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the requirements for California licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Formal application to San Diego State University and to the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All applicants for the credential must satisfy the admission requirements of the university and of the school for classified graduate standing and be recommended by the school for admission to the credential program.
- California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) results.
- Pass the background check required for the CCTC Certificate of Clearance.
- The credential program requires a master’s degree with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Students seeking the SLP Services credential must complete one semester of student teaching in the schools (SLHS 933).
- Students must complete 25 hours of guided observation in the area of speech and language as well as obtain 375 clock hours working with children and adults with speech-language and hearing disorders.
Pre-Admission Disclosure for Licensure and Credentialing Programs
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from College of Education, Office of Student Services (EBA 259), 619-594-6320, firstname.lastname@example.org