|Teacher-Librarian Certification in Arizona:|
|The current certification requirements are under revision. At present (August 2007), teacher-librarians must hold a teaching credential, have served one year as a classroom teacher, and pass the AEPA, a paper and pencil test, to receive a "School/Library Media" endorsement on their teaching credential.|
TLD has recommended to the State Certification Board that these changes be made to the endorsement.
| Provisional teacher-librarian endorsement
(valid for three years and not renewable):
a. an Arizona elementary, secondary or special education certificate.
b. 15 semester hours of graduate-level course work to include: 1. reference; 2. collection development; 3. organization of information; 4. school library administration; 5. one class in child/young adult literature, and
c. one year of classroom teaching experience.
|Standard teacher-librarian endorsement:
a. qualification for the provisional teacher-librarian endorsement;
b. 6 semester hours of graduate coursework in library sciences or a related field such as computer science, education, literature, information systems, educational technology, practicum, media, research methods, and teaching of reading; or
c. A passing score on the teacher-librarian portion of the AEPA.
Links to Coursework Information
from around the state of Arizona:
For a national look: Visit the AASL Web site (American Association of School Librarians) for NCATE (National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education) reviewed and approved school library media programs. A pdf document of ALA/AASL "Standards for Initial Programs for School Library Media Specialist Preparation" is also available online.
To the TLD Certification, Recruitment, and Advocacy Web site. The AzLA webmaster is not responsible for the content on these pages.
To the AzLA Web site.
Page Updated: 14 August 2008
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