Contact Information

Educator Talent – Licensing Office
6000 E Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: (303) 866-6628
Fax: (303) 866-6722

Colorado Department of Education Educator Licensing Unit:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Library Media Content Test Needed: Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE). All candidates must have a passing score of 220; for additional information go to the PLACE website (

Description: Colorado offers an endorsement for teacher librarian, which requires a teaching license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligibility includes completion of one of the following requirements:

Teacher librarian

  • bachelor's degree from an accepted institution of higher education
  • hold a Colorado initial, alternative, or professional teacher license
  • have completed an approved program in library science or the equivalent, including field work in diverse K – 12 settings and grade levels and a supervised practicum or internship which includes both elementary and secondary school library experience (the practicum or internship may be waived by the accepted institution upon comparable teacher – librarian experience as determined by the educator preparation program)
  • have demonstrated knowledge and performance competency including but not limited to those listed here: (

If your prior endorsement was "School Librarian," your future renewal(s) will be "School Librarian" as long as all renewal requirements are met. The same will be true for those who have the previous iteration of "Teacher Librarian" or other endorsement term(s) used on your license.


Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at:

MLA Citation "Colorado." School Library Connection, September 2015,

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Entry ID: 1959099

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