North Dakota Speech Language Pathology Schools - ND
Educational Requirements for Speech and Language Pathologists in North Dakota
Licensed Speech and Language Pathologists in North Dakota must hold a minimum of a Master's degree in a field relating to speech, language, and/or communication disorders. Speech pathology schools in North Dakota specializing in these areas are available in both physical institutions and online form. The graduate program you attend must be accredited by the ASHA.
In order to become licensed in the state of North Dakota to practice Speech and Language Pathology you’ll need training that includes a clinical practicum of at least 375 hours to your graduate coursework. Following completion of your coursework, you will also need to participate in a year-long, full-time clinical fellowship, supervised by a professional who already is certified by the ASHA. Documentation of both must be sent to the ASHA. More information on this certification can be found at their website, www.asha.org.
Licensed Speech and Language Pathologists in the state of North Dakota must renew their licenses yearly. This requires each licensed professional to complete at least 10 hours of Continuing Education each year, and to provide proof of such to the board. The board publishes approved lists of Continuing Education opportunities each year, which can be accessed at www.und.edu/dept/ehd/NDSBE/ceopportunities2010.pdf .Through campus or online programs, aspiring Speech Pathologists in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, North Dakota may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the St. Alexius Medical Center, Jamestown Hospital, Dakota Clinic and Medcenter One Jamestown.