School Library Media Certification by State: Ohio

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Address:

Ohio Department of Education

Center for the Teaching Profession

Office of Educator Licensure

25 South Front St., Mail Stop 105

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

Phone: 614-466-3593 or  877-644-6338

Fax: 614-466-1999

Ohio Department of Education:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing: As of September 1, 2013, teacher candidates or other professional educators wishing to become licensed must take either the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) or a combination of OAE Praxis tests.

Description: Library Media licenses are multi-age licenses, valid for teaching learners from ages three through twenty-one and pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in the curriculum areas named in the license. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area is required for the provisional or professional multi-age license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure 

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • Completion of a master’s level program
  • Completed certification at the graduate level

Reciprocity: Ohio follows the Interstate Agreement with the 40 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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