Division of Educator Licensure and Quality
300 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
1-888-598-7667 (toll free)
Kentucky Department of Education: https://education.ky.gov/ or https://education.ky.gov/teachers/NxGenProf/Pages/Certification.aspx.
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes – Primary through Grade 12
Master's Degree Needed: Yes
Praxis II School Media Librarian Test Needed: If a candidate has been teaching for two or more years, the Praxis II test is not needed. If a candidate has been teaching for less than two years, a passing score of 156 or above is needed.
Other Testing Needed: Yes, a passing scores of 160 or above on one of the Praxis II – Principles of Learning and Teaching (K-6, 5-9, or 7-12)
Description: The Library Media Specialist certification is an all-grades (P-12) certificate.
Evaluation Process for Licensure:
The criteria for eligible individuals are:
- A teacher preparation program
For applicants with a certificate and 2 years of experience as a Library Media Specialist, the Praxis and the Internship are waived.
Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements
Kentucky will accept any state certification, as long as the candidate meets Kentucky requirements.