School Library Media Certification by State: Arkansas

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Address:

Arkansas Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensure

Four Capitol Mall – Rooms 106-B

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Phone:  (501) 682-4342

Fax: (501) 682-4898

Email: ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov

Arkansas Department of Education Licensure:

http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: Yes, teachers assigned to work in this endorsement area must complete a Masters Degree in School Library Media and pass the required assessment(s) for the new licensure area.

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, candidates must score 148 or above.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Praxis I needed for initial teaching licensure.

Description: Educators assigned to work in this endorsement area must complete a Masters Degree in School Library Media and pass the required assessment(s) for the new licensure area. The application, when submitted, must bear the signature of the university’s Licensure Officer verifying completion of the program of study. Test score(s) and official transcript must be attached. The additional area of licensure will be added to the credential when all licensure requirements, including a Master’s Degree in School Library Media, are successfully completed and an application is submitted with recommendation from the university

Evaluation Process for Licensure 

Teachers must meet the following conditions:

  • Possess an initial or standard teaching license.
  • Seek to add this area of licensure or endorsement, and
  • Be assigned to teach in this area rather than the one for which they are currently licensed.
  • Submit documentation of at least two years  of teaching experience.

Reciprocity:

Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.  This can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements

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