Contact Information

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
P. O. Box 150471 – Room 243
Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471

Phone: (860) 713-6969 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Fax: (860) 713-7017
Email: (Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification):

Connecticut State Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No, neither Praxis I or II required

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Connecticut requires a Masters or licensure in school library media as an add-on licensure. Currently an innovative program, the Area Cooperative Educational Services (ARCLMS- for School Library Media Specialists, is offered.Teachers who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and a cross-endorsement in Library Media Specialist K-12. This credential deems the teacher eligible for certification and employment as a Library Media Specialist in any Connecticut public school.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligibility include completion of the following requirements:

  • master's or licensure in school library media as an add-on licensure.

Reciprocity: Connecticut participates with several states in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), however Connecticut does not have reciprocity with any other state.

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

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Entry ID: 1959100

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