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Connecticut Association of School Librarians

From the CT State Department of Education, the 2012-2015 Ed Tech Plan and the posted certification draft adopted in 2010 and effective July 1, 2015.


School Library Media Specialist

(NEW) Sec. 10-145d-922. When required

Pages 99-101 of 136 pages

Rev. 12-3-2010


This endorsement, or another appropriate endorsement, shall be required for anyone employed by a board of education as a school library media specialist.

(NEW) Sec. 10-145d-923. Validity of certificates

This endorsement shall be valid for prekindergarten through Grade 12.

(NEW) Sec. 10-145d-924. Initial educator certificate requirements

To receive an initial educator certificate to serve as a school library media specialist, an applicant shall present an institutional recommendation for completion of an approved planned, in addition to meeting the assessment requirements, as appropriate, and either (a) or (b) below:

  1. (a)  Meets the following requirements:

    1. (1)  Holds a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution;

    2. (2)  Has completed a planned program in the endorsement sought within a unit approved by the Board and accredited by NCATE; or

  2. (b)  Meets the following requirements:

    1. (1)  Holds a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution;

    2. (2)  Has completed a minimum of l8 semester hours of credit in professional education that shall include:

(A) Educational psychology and characteristics of learners, which shall include a combination of the following preparation and successful application of child and adolescent development research into educational practice:

  1. (i)  The growth and typical and atypical development of students prekindergarten through Grade 12, including the characteristics and functioning of students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented learners;

  2. (ii)  The impact of cultural, linguistic and environmental factors on student learning needs;

  3. (iii)  Typical and atypical cognitive, emotional, language, physical, behavioral development of students prekindergarten through Grade 12; and

  4. (iv)  The impact of health and wellness on student outcomes, including physical, mental and emotional health; community and environmental health; injury and disease prevention; child abuse; nutrition; physical activity; and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

  1. (B)  Curriculum and methods of teaching, including a minimum of nine semester hours of credit in methods of teaching reading and language arts, including instructional interventions for students with reading deficits and demonstration of competency in the following areas:

    1. (i)  Methods for teaching children’s or adolescent literature;

    2. (ii)  Methods for teaching reading and writing within the content area;

    3. (iii)  First and second language acquisition;

    4. (iv)  Developmental reading, including reading comprehension, phonics,

      phonemic awareness, fluency and vocabulary;

    5. (v)  Reading and writing in the content areas;

    6. (vi)  Writing process;

    7. (vii)  Literacy assessment;

    8. (viii)  Instructional interventions for students with reading deficits; and

    9. (ix)  Methods of teaching English language learners;

    10. (x)  Course work incorporating competencies as provided in section 10-145d-

      808.

  2. (C)  Supervised student teaching in a school library media center, consisting of at least six semester hours of credit;

(3) Has completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate credit in school library media, including:

  1. (A)  Design, implementation and evaluation of media programs that include instructional and other services provided to students and teachers by a media center and its staff;

  2. (B)  Evaluation, selection, acquisition, organization, production and retrieval of media, including but not limited to printed and audiovisual forms of communications and their accompanying technology;

  3. (C)  Teaching students, staff and faculty to use media and its accompanying technology by applying valid instructional methods and techniques;

  4. (D)  Assisting students in the interpretation of print and nonprint materials;

  5. (E)  Application of principles of administration and supervision for effective

    leadership and operation of the school library media center program; and

  6. (F)  Formulation of the educational specifications and contribution to the design of

    school library media facilities.

(NEW) Sec. 10-145d-925. Provisional educator certificate requirements

To receive a provisional educator certificate for school library media specialist, an applicant shall present evidence of meeting preparation and eligibility requirements for an initial educator certificate, in addition to the following:

  1. a)  10 school months of successful teaching under the initial educator certificate, interim educator certificate or durational shortage area permit; or

  2. (b)  30 school months of successful teaching or service within 10 years prior to application for the provisional educator certificate in the subject area or field appropriate to the subject area or field for which the provisional educator certificate is sought in the public school system in another state, or an approved nonpublic school.

(NEW) Sec. 10-145d-926. Professional educator certificate requirements

To receive a professional educator certificate for school library media specialist, an applicant shall present evidence of the following:

  1. (a)  30 school months of successful teaching under the provisional educator certificate or interim provisional educator certificate; and

  2. (b)  A master’s degree from an approved institution. 

 

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