Alabama Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification Office
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 353-8567
Fax: (334) 242-9998
Alabama State Department of Education: http://www.alsde.edu/
Alabama Department of Education (Teacher Education and Certification): http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/home.aspx
Out of State Certificates: http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/outofstatecertificates-all.aspx?navtext=Out%20of%20State%20Certificates
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: Yes
Praxis II Library Media Specialist Test Needed: Yes, passing score of 146.
Other Testing Needed: Yes, the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP), which consists of the basic skills assessments and Praxis II ® tests (content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge).
Description: The license is a library media specialist certificate.
Evaluation Process for Licensure
Criteria for determining eligibility for certification as a library-media specialist shall include the following:
- The study of library-media begins at fifth-year level with eligibility for initial certification in library-media including at least baccalaureate-level professional educator’s certification in a teaching field. Alabama’s School Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner can be found at: http://www.alsde.edu/sec/isvcs/Library%20Media/Library%20Media%20Handbook.pdf#search=library%20media%20specialist%20certificate
Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement: http://www.nasdtec.org