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TS-ADVCRT - Teaching Students w/Speech/Lang Dis Alt Crt


Official Name of Program

Teaching Students w/Speech/Lang Dis Alt Crt

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

ADVCERPB - Advanced Certificate Post Baccalaureate



NYSED Program Code

25821 - TS-ADVCRT

CIP Code


In New York State, speech-language pathologists who work with children in an educational institution must have the teaching certificate for students with speech-language disabilities (TSSLD) certification in addition to the M.A. and CFY or CCC-SLP. Educational institutions include schools, preschools, and all clinics and contract agencies (including some pediatric hospital therapy) that provide IEP (individualized education plan) services. An M.A. degree is required for the TSSLD.

The M.A. in speech-language pathology is a registered teacher certification program by the New York State Department of Education. Students who have completed the Lehman College program are considered qualified candidates for the TSLD if they complete the requirements listed here. In addition to the 63 credits of coursework required to the M.A., students will be expected to complete the four core requirements listed below. After completing all of the requirements, students meet with the Office of Teacher Certification in the Lehman College Department of Education for a review. That office then forwards to the NYS Department of Education a recommendation that the candidate receive the TSSLD.

The TSSLD certificate is available only in conjunction with the MA program. It is not an independent certificate. Students interested in teacher certification in a state other than New York should consult with the professional credentials required by that state.