South Carolina

Contact Information

South Carolina Department of Education
Division of School Effectiveness
Office of Educator Certification, Recruitment and Preparation
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

877-885-5280 (Toll-Free)


South Carolina Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, passing score is 151.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, all K-12 certificates need to pass one of the Principles of Learning.

Description: Library Media certification is considered an instructional support area for grades K-12.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

  • Master's degree
  • Completion of an approved program for school library media.

Reciprocity: Applicants with a valid, standard certificate issued by another state, the District of Columbia, a United States territory, or the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), may be eligible for certification through South Carolina's reciprocity agreement.

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

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Entry ID: 1959143