State Department of Education
Bureau of Credentialing
State Office Park South
101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301-3860
New Hampshire Department of Education: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/index.htm
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master's Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: No
Description: The Library Media Specialist certification is considered a Specialist area and an area of critical need.
Evaluation Process for Licensure:
A candidate must have a teaching license plus documentation of passing two college courses in Library Science OR documented experience as a Librarian.
Alternative III-B (National or Regional Certification), applies to all educators and requires candidates to hold a national or regional certification, such as National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) or American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), which has been validated in the individual's endorsement area and achieved by passing a national or regional examination designed to assess the individual's skill in the area in which the individual seeks certification.
Reciprocity: Yes, however, one must meet the state's requirements for teaching licensure. New Hampshire follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements.