School Library Connection

New York

Contact Information

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave, 5N, EB
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518-474-3852
Fax: 518-473-0271

New York Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, the New York State Teacher Certification Examination Program Content Specialty Test (CST) – Library Media Specialist

Description: Licensure in library media can be at the BA or MA level.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

There are 5 Pathways to Licensure in New York.

Pathway I Approved Teacher Preparation Program:

Pathway II: Individual Evaluation

Pathway III: Individual Evaluation for Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

Pathway IV: Interstate Reciprocity

Pathway V: National Board Certification

Reciprocity: New York 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 because it is not a law. Further information can be found at & LMS Certification - School Library Media Certification By State: New York 0