School Library Media Certification By State (2014)
State: South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education
Division of School Effectiveness
Office of Educator Certification, Recruitment and Preparation
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Toll-Free Telephone: 877-885-5280
South Carolina Department of Education:
Library Media Specialist:
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master's Degree Needed: Yes
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, candidates must score 151 or above.
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.