School Library Media Certification by State: Kansas

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Address:

Kansas State Department of Education

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA)

120 SE 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS  66612-1182

Phone: (785) 296-2288

Fax: (785) 296-7933

Kansas Board of Education:

http://www.ksde.org/ or

http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation/Licensure

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Specialist Test Needed: Yes: Score of 153 or above

Conditional School Specialist License

  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited college
  • Completion of a graduate level state approved program
  • 3.25 cumulative grade point average in graduate coursework
  • Regency – means the applicant must have at least eight credit hours or one year of accredited experience completed within the last six years
  • Currently valid Kansas professional teaching license (if applying for counselor, library media, reading specialist)
  • School specialist content assessment

Other Testing Needed: Yes, passing scores on the Praxis II – Principles of Learning and Teaching Description: A Master’s degree in library science and current teacher licensure.

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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