School Library Media Certification by State: Nebraska

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Address:

State Department of Education

Teacher Certification

P.O. Box 94987

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4987

Phone: 402-471-0739

Fax:  402-471-9735

Email:  nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Department of Education: http://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, effective September 1, 2015 all candidates must pass the Praxis Library Media Content test with a score of 153.

Other Testing Needed: Candidates can become exempt if they have three or more consecutive years of teaching or administrative experience in an approved or accredited school with a certificate issued by another state.

Description: The certification is for a School Librarian.

Evaluation Process for Licensure
  • This endorsement shall require the applicant to hold an initial Nebraska teaching certificate.

OR

  • Concurrently earn a subject field endorsement
  • Acquire 30 semester credit hours in Library Media.
  • Human relations training is required by Nebraska statute.
  • Special Education training requirement-This can be waived if you have the appropriate employment experiences which provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for this requirement.

Reciprocity: Nebraska follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state’s requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements

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