School Library Media Certification by State: Georgia

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Address:

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Two Peachtree Street, Suite 6000

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 232-2500 or 1-800-869-7775 (outside metro Atlanta)

Georgia Department of Education: http://www.gadoe.org or http://www.gapsc.com/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  No

Master’s Degree Needed: Yes

Library Media Content Test Needed:  Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) – Media Specialist. Candidates must take the Educational Media Tests (101 and 102) and score 220 on both tests.

Description: Georgia offers a service certificate in Media Specialist. Currently all certificates are classified as Certification Fields and Endorsements (http://www.gapsc.com/Certification/CertFieldsAndEndorsements/service.aspx). An applicant may qualify for an Induction or a Non-Renewable Professional Certificate. Non-Renewable Professional Certificats are issued at the request of a Georgia employer when one or more conditions have to be met.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Criteria for eligibility for a licensure includes:

  • If you hold or have held a professional certificate in another state, and have passed the appropriate content knowledge test required by that state for that certification field, you are not required to take the Georgia test(s) for licensure.
  • If you hold or have held a professional certificate in another state where a content knowledge test was not required, you may be eligible for a one-year certificate at the request of an employing Georgia superintendent before passing the required Georgia test(s), if a request is made by a Georgia school system.

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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