Nevada Department of Education, Teacher Licensing Office
Las Vegas Office
9890 S. Maryland Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Phone: (702) 486-6458
Fax: (702) 486-6450
Counties served: Clark, Lincoln & Nye Counties
Carson City Office
755 N. Roop Street #107
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-5980
Fax: (775) 687-5978
Counties served: All remaining Nevada counties
Nevada Department of Education: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: No
Description: To receive an endorsement as a school library media specialist K-12 in Nevada, a person must have a valid elementary, secondary, or special teaching license, excluding a business and industry endorsement. There are two endorsements: School Library Media Specialist and Professional School Library Media Specialists
Evalation Process for Licensure:
Only applicants having a cleared background by the Nevada Department of Public Safety and FBI will be processed.
The criteria for the School Library Media Specialist are:
- Hold a valid teaching license.
- Complete a Library Media Education program approved by the board or regional accrediting agency.
- Hold a Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school with a specialization in school library media.
- Complete 21 semester hours in: Organization and administration of a school library; cataloging and classification of materials for a library; reference, bibliography and information skills; use and selection of educational media for a library; children’s and young adults’ literature; computers in the library; supervised practicum in an elementary or secondary school.
for the Professional School Library Media Specialist:
- Hold a Master’s degree in any field;
- Have met all the requirements for an endorsement as a school library media specialist, and have completed an additional 9 semester hours in curriculum and instruction, educational technology or information technology; and
- Have 3 years of experience in state-approved schools or accredited private schools as a librarian or school library media specialist.
Reciprocity: Nevada 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