Librarian Certification

Are you thinking about becoming a school librarian?

As the district grows, additional librarians will be needed. Four new campuses will open in the fall of 2015! To be eligible for emergency certification under SBEC rules, and therefore eligible to work as a librarian in PISD, you must have completed 12 graduate hours in the library science program you are enrolled in. Now is the time to get started if you wish to pursue this field! Investigate, select, and enroll in a graduate level library science program soon! Possibilities include: The University of Houston at Clear Lake, Sam Houston University, University of North Texas, Texas Women's University, and The University of Texas at Austin.

In Texas, to be eligible to receive the SBEC issued standard School Librarian Certificate, a candidate must:

(1) successfully complete a school librarian preparation program that meets the requirements of §239.50 of this title (relating to Preparation Program Requirements) and §239.55 of this title (relating to Standards Required for the School Librarian Certificate);

  (2) successfully complete the examination based on the standards identified in §239.55 of this title;

  (3) hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and

  (4) have two creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service) and the Texas Education Code, §5.001(2).

For additional information regarding certification, go to

http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=7&ch=239&sch=B&rl=Y

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