School Library Media Certification by State: Vermont

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Address:

Office of Licensing & Professional Standards

Vermont Department of Education

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620

Phones: 802-828-2445 (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F) or  802-828-5107

Vermont Department of Education: http://education.vermont.gov/

Library Media Specialist requirements for the license (pp 81-82):

http://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-educator-quality-licensing-vsbpe-endorsements-5440_0.pdf

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Masters Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: The holder of this license is authorized to provide library media services and instruction in grades PK-12.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or state-approved institution in education preparation.
  • A minimum of 18 credits in library and information science.
  • A practicum, or the equivalent, in school library media services and instruction that addresses both the elementary and secondary levels. (A practicum is defined as sixty hours of supervised field experience).
  • An applicant who is certified by National Board for Professional Teaching standards shall be issued a license.

Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements, but one must meet the state’s requirements for licensure.

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