If you are not pursuing a School Library Certification, leave this section blank.
In order to be recommended for certification as a Texas school librarian you must have:
- Completed TWO YEARS as an early childhood-12th grade classroom teacher in a public or accredited private school (These two years may be earned concurrently with the pursuit of school library certification);
- A master’s degree;
- Completed an approved program in librarianship (courses must be no more than five years old when application is made for School Library Certification);
- A passing score on the TExES exam for School Librarianship (exam administered by the state).
State in which your current valid teaching certificate was issued.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS: TX House Bill 1508 requires Educator Preparation Programs to notify all applicants and enrollees that a felony conviction may make you ineligible for certification upon program completion. The law requires that this information be provided without regard to whether the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. You may review current guidelines used by the Texas Education Agency to determine certification eligibility on the TEA’s website at http://tiny.cc/TEABackgroundCheckFAQ. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from TEA. The process and form are available at http://tiny.cc/TEAPreliminaryCheck. It is also possible that some school districts will not permit individuals with misdemeanor or felony convictions to complete fieldwork on their campuses. By your initials and/or signature you agree not to hold the University of North Texas accountable should you be ineligible for certification because of a criminal offense.
My initials below indicate that I understand the requirements for school librarian certification in the state of Texas.