Iowa

Contact Information

Address:
Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0147

Phone: (515) 281-5849
Fax: (515) 242-5988

Iowa Board of Education: http://educateiowa.gov/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes, if certification is for K-12

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes – Library Media Specialist: score 156

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Iowa has two types of certification for library media: K–8 elementary school teacher librarian and 5–12 secondary school teacher librarian. The Master's is needed to be certified K-12.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Testing for individuals who hold a valid and comparable certificate may be waived. The criteria for eligible individuals are:

Program requirements for Elementary school media specialist (K-6):

  • Degree: Baccalaureate.
  • Completion of an approved human relations program.
  • Completion of the professional education core.
  • Content. Completion of twenty-four semester hours in school media course work.

Program requirements for Secondary school media specialist (7-12):

  • Degree: Baccalaureate.
  • Completion of an approved human relations program.
  • Completion of the professional education core.
  • Content. Completion of twenty-four semester hours in school media course work.

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.org

MLA Citation "Iowa." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959118?tab=1.

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