School Library Connection


Contact Information

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation Services/Teacher Certification
608 West Allegan St.
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: 833-633-5788
Fax: 517-355-4565

Michigan Department of Education:,1607,7-140-5234_5683_14795---,00.html

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Library Media Content Test (Score 48) is required for the initial certificate. Teachers with three or more years of teaching experience out-of-state are exempt from the MTCC.

Description: A teaching certificate in Library Media may be a major (30 semester hours) or minor (20 semester hours) for either elementary or secondary provisional certificates.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

The criteria for eligible individuals are:

Reciprocity: Michigan 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. Further information can be found at,1607,7-140-5234_5683_14795---,00.html & LMS Certification - School Library Media Certification By State: Michigan 0