School Library Media Certification by State: New York

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Address:

New York State Education Department

Certification Unit

5N Education Building

Albany, NY 12234

Phone:  518-474-3901

Fax: 518-473-0271

New York Department of Educationhttp://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, the New York State Teacher Certification Examination Program Content Specialty Test (CST) – Library Media Specialist

Description: Licensure in library media can be at the BA or MA level.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

There are 5 Pathways to Licensure in New York.

Pathway I Approved Teacher Preparation Program:

  • Completion of a New York State registered Program-Library Media Specialist
  • Recommendation from Higher Education Institution
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam—Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam—Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST) Library Media Specialist
  • Fingerprint Clearance

Pathway II: Individual Evaluation

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2.50 Undergraduate GPA
  • General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences-30 semester hours
  • Graduate Coursework-Library Science-30 semester hours
  • Pedagogical Core-21 semester hours
  • College supervised Practicum-Library Media Specialist Elementary-20 days
  • College supervised Practicum-Library Media Specialist Secondary-20 days
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam-LAST
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam-ATS-W
  • CST-Library Media Specialist
  • Workshop: Child Abuse Identification
  • Workshop: School Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Fingerprint Clearance

Pathway III: Individual Evaluation for Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

  • Hold a Valid NYS Teaching Certificate
  • Graduate Coursework-Library Science-30 semester hours
  • Pedagogical Core-21 semester hours
  • College supervised Practicum-Library Media Specialist Elementary-20 days
  • College supervised Practicum-Library Media Specialist Secondary-20 days
  • CST-Library Media Specialist
  • Workshop-Child Abuse Identification
  • Workshop-School Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Fingerprint Clearance

Pathway IV: Interstate Reciprocity

  • Education-Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Level 2 or Higher Certification and 3 years experience or completion of approved program-Library Media Specialist
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam-LAST
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exam-ATS-W
  • CST-Library Media Specialist
  • Fingerprint Clearance

Pathway V: National Board Certification

  • Hold a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certificate-Early Childhood through Young Adult-Library Media
  • Fingerprint Clearance

Reciprocity: New York follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state’s requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements