School Library Media Certification by State: Alabama

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Address:

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

Email: tcert@alsde.edu

Alabama State Department of Education:

http://www.alsde.edu/home/Default.aspx

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

Certification Requirements

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.
  • Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.
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