Over the past several years, a shortage of certified school librarians (sometimes called "Teacher Librarians" or "Library Media Specialists") has existed for most parts of New York state. The American Association of School Librarians has officially adopted the term "school librarian". In order to obtain a school librarian position in New York state, one must have a Master's degree in Library Science and teaching credentials.
Literacy Leadership Brief: THE ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOL LIBARIANS by the International Literacy Association, 2022.
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There are some options in obtaining your goal to become a certified school librarian. Are you already a certified teacher? Do you already have a Master's Degree in Library Science? You may be able to obtain a Supplemental Certificate after completing 12 graduate credits from a Master's in Library Science program.
Search Certification Requirements NYSED, Office of Teaching Initiatives website.