Certification & Licensure
Students who complete the master's degree program and the subsequent clinical fellowship experiences, and who pass the applicable examination are eligible to apply for ASHA certification (CCC) and NYS licensure. Touro College has been approved by the New York State Education Department to recommend students for the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Certificate (TSSLD) on the master's level. Students who complete the master's degree program may be recommended for the NYS teacher certification, TSSLD, after completion of prescribed education courses, required seminars, and exams. Employment positions require some or all of the above.
The PRAXIS examination assesses a broad range of knowledge critical for a speech-language pathologist working in a variety of settings. A qualifying score of 162 is necessary for ASHA certification and state licensure. Students must take the PRAXIS prior to graduating. It is generally offered seven times throughout the year; however, it is typically taken during the last semester of the program.