School Library Media Certification by State: Connecticut

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Address:

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification

Connecticut State Department of Education

P. O. Box 150471 – Room 243

Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471

Phone: (860) 713-6969 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Fax:  (860) 713-7017

Email (Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification): teacher.cert@ct.gov

Connecticut State Department of Education:

http://www.sde.ct.gov/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No, neither Praxis I or II required

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Connecticut requires a Masters or licensure in school library media as an add-on licensure.  Currently an innovative program, the Area Cooperative Educational Services (ARCLMS- http://www.aces.org/professional-development/arclms) for School Library Media Specialists, is offered.Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and a cross-endorsement in Library Media Specialist K-12. This credential deems the teacher eligible for certification and employment as a Library Media Specialist in any Connecticut public school.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Criteria for eligibility include completion of the following requirements:

  • master’s or licensure in school library media as an add-on licensure.

Reciprocity: Connecticut participates with several states in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), however Connecticut does not have reciprocity with any other state. http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements