School Library Media Certification By State (2015)
State: New York
New York State Education Department
5N Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
New York Department of Education:
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master's Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: Yes, the New York State Teacher Certification Examination Program Content Specialty Test (CST) - Library Media Specialist
Description: Licensure in library media can be at the BA or MA level.
Evaluation Process for Licensure:
There are 6 Pathways to Licensure in New York. These can be found at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/rightpathway.html.
Reciprocity: New York 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). However, one must meet the state’s requirements for teaching licensure because NASDEC is not a law. Further information can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.org.