School Library Connection

North Carolina

Contact Information

Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

800-577-7944 (In state only)

North Carolina Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Passing score is 148 or above. For a position as a media supervisor, the candidate must also pass the Educational Leadership and Administration exam with a score of 145 or above on the Library Media Content Test.

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: North Carolina describes this position as a librarian, library teacher, or media coordinator. In addition, the media supervisor/director is a system level media professional.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Media Coordinator



Media Supervisor

Completion of three graduate semesters in each of the following above the library media certification:

Reciprocity: North Carolina follows the Interstate Agreement with the 41 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 &