Arizona Department of Education: Certification Offices
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Arizona Department of Education: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: Yes, National Evaluation Series (NES) tests – Library/Educational Media – passing score is 220.
Description: Library Media Specialist is considered an endorsement attached to a teaching certificate.
Evaluation Process for Licensure
Criteria for eligibility for the Library Media Specialist endorsement includes:
Completed Application for Certification
A photocopy of your valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint card (plastic).
A valid Arizona Teaching License (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education certificate).
One of the following:
- A passing score on the School Library Media Specialist portion of the Arizona Educator Exam (NES or AEPA).
- A passing score on a comparable out of state School Library Media Specialist exam.
- A master’s degree in Library Science.
One year of valid teaching experience.
For additional information: https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=582f6256aadebe00980fc492
Reciprocity: Yes, in every state provided Arizona offers a comparable certificate.