School Library Connection


Contact Information

Mississippi Department of Education
Central High School Building
Division of Educator Licensure, Suite 101
359 North West Street
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Mississippi Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, passing score is 143.

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: The certification for a Library Media Specialist is an endorsement to the initial license. The area of licensure is considered Instructional Support Personnel.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

There are three ways to obtain a Library Media endorsement in Mississippi:

Pathway 1:


Pathway 2:


Pathway 3:

Reciprocity: Yes, a 5-year license is granted to candidates who hold a valid out-of-state (K-12) license in an area in which Mississippi issues an endorsement. Mississippi 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

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