School Library Media Certification by State: Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Department of Education

Teacher Certification

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 212

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-521-3337

Fax:  405-525-1520

Oklahoma Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, passing scores on the Oklahoma Teacher Certification Test. Comparable test evaluation is available for out-of-state candidates by contacting the State Director of Assessment at the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, (405) 525-2612, for more information.

Description: CERTIFICATES are issued to educators with at least one year of verified teaching experience under a valid teaching credential in a state or regionally accredited school.

A LICENSE is a one-year credential that is initially issued to educators who completed a teacher education program after February 1, 1982, and who have zero years of teaching experience in a state or regionally accredited school. The applicant will participate in the Residency Program during the initial year of teaching in Oklahoma. A residency committee consisting of a mentor teacher, an administrator, and a faculty member in an institution of higher education will provide guidance and assistance and will ultimately make a recommendation regarding certification.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • Individuals holding National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification may add the Oklahoma certification area(s) without the Oklahoma Subject Area Test.
  • Complete a graduate program meeting the professional education association standards specific to the profession.
  • Pass the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test.

Reciprocity: Oklahoma 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

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