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Contact Information

Address:
Arizona Department of Education: Certification Offices
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone: 602-542-4367
Email: Certification@azed.gov

Arizona Department of Education: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

National Evaluation Series (NES) tests: Library/Educational Media – passing score is 220.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Professional Knowledge Exams – passing score 220.

Description: Library Media Specialist is considered an endorsement attached to a teaching certificate. (https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=582f6256aadebe00980fc492)

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligibility for the Library Media Specialist endorsement includes:

Completed Application for Certification

A photocopy of your valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint card (plastic).

A valid Arizona Teaching License (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education certificate).

Option A or B:

A. Coursework and Subject Knowledge. (All requirements A-1 through A-2 must be met.):

A-1. One year of verified full -time teaching experience. Submit a Verification of Teaching Experience form signed by the District Superintendent or Personnel Director to verify teaching experience.

A-2. Subject Knowledge Competency. One of the following:

B. Out-of-State Certificate or Endorsement

B-1: The applicant holds a valid, comparable Library-Media Specialist certificate or endorsement from another state and is in good standing with that other state. Submit a photocopy of your comparable out -of-state certificate.

Reciprocity: Yes, in every state provided Arizona offers a comparable certificate.

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