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):
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.