School Library Connection


Contact Information

Ohio Department of Education
Center for the Teaching Profession
Office of Educator Licensure
25 South Front St., Mail Stop 105
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

Phone: 877-644-6338

Ohio Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing: Candidates must take the Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK-12) OAE and the OAE School Library Media Specialist Content Assessment

Description: Library Media licenses are multi-age licenses, valid for teaching learners from ages three through twenty-one and pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in the curriculum areas named in the license. A minimum of twelve semester hours in the teaching of reading in the content area is required for the provisional or professional multi-age license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Reciprocity: Ohio follows the Interstate Agreement with the 40 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: Ohio 0