School Library Media Certification by State: Indiana

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Indiana Department of Education

Office of Educator Licensing and Development

South Tower, Suite 600

115 W. Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 232-9010


Indiana Department of Education: or

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Indiana CORE Assessments: Librarian/Media Specialist; Score 220 or above

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) for anyone seeking an initial Standard License as a teacher (

Description: Individuals seeking the secondary level, elementary or middle school endorsement in Library Information Specialist will be required to complete either a major in the content area or have 24 semester hours of content. The state of Indiana recognizes a passing score on the Pearson test as acceptable proof to acquire the K-12 Teacher of Library Media Certification.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Testing for individuals who hold a valid and comparable certificate may be waived. The criteria for eligible individuals are:

  • Hold a valid out-of-state teaching license comparable to the Indiana standard teaching license
  • Have at least three years out-of-state teaching experience. The experience must be at the grade level, in the subject area of the Indiana license you want, and at a school accredited by a state government or a regional accrediting association.

Reciprocity: : To teach in an accredited school in Indiana, one must hold a valid Indiana Teaching License. Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree can be considered for an evaluation for an instructional license. For School Services and Administrative Licenses, a Master’s Degree from an institution regionally accredited to offer degrees in education is required for licensure OR one might be a graduate of a regionally accredited institution and meet the education requirements for that state. Meeting minimum requirements for evaluation does NOT guarantee issuance of an Indiana Instructional, Administrative or School Services license.  For additional information see:

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