School Library Media Certification by State: Washington

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Address:

Professional Certification Office

P.O. Box 47200

600 Washington St. S.E.

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Phone:  (360) 725-6000

Fax:  (360) 586-4548

Washington State Department of Education: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed:  Yes

Master’s Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B) is required, although scores on the Praxis I (reading, math, and writing) subtests may be accepted in lieu of the WEST-B and the WEST-E test (http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teacher/teachertesting.aspx).

Description: Library media is an endorsement on a teacher’s license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • Completion of a college/university program approved to offer the endorsement. This can be in-state or out-of-state.
  • WEST-E testing in an area compatible with an endorsement for which they already qualify and are experienced

OR

  • National Board certification

Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements

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