North Carolina

Contact Information

Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

800-577-7944 (In state only)

North Carolina Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Passing score is 148 or above. For a position as a media supervisor, the candidate must also pass the Educational Leadership and Administration exam with a score of 145 or above on the Library Media Content Test.

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: North Carolina describes this position as a librarian, library teacher, or media coordinator. In addition, the media supervisor/director is a system level media professional.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Media Coordinator

  • Completion of an approved program for a media coordinator at the Master's degree level or above


  • Completion of an approved program after July 1, 1984, allows a provisional license upon employment (18 hours in library media) with requirements to update to Master's degree level


  • Possess a Masters Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Program
  • Complete the courses leading to certification as a school library media specialist including a practicum. If the candidate is employed, the practicum can be waived

Media Supervisor

Completion of three graduate semesters in each of the following above the library media certification:

  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Supervision

Reciprocity: North Carolina follows the Interstate Agreement with the 41 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

MLA Citation "North Carolina." School Library Connection, September 2015,

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Entry ID: 1959136

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