24:53:09:02. Preschool through grade 12 school library media specialist education program. A preschool through grade 12 school library media education specialist program shall comply with all standards in general education and professional education and require coursework sufficient to constitute a major.
The required courses and experiences of a preschool through grade 12 school library media specialist education program shall meet the American Library Association/American Association of School Libraries (ALA/AASL) standards, 2002 edition.
The program shall require candidates to demonstrate the applicable content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills identified in the ALA/AASL standards and to demonstrate competency on the applicable multiple assessment measures of chapters 24:53:04, 24:53:05, and 24:53:06.
State certification may be issued after completion of a master's degree at an American Library Association accredited library school or a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approved master's degree designed to prepare school library media specialists.
Source: 24 SDR 160, adopted May 28, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; 33 SDR 73, effective November 2, 2006; transferred from § 24:16:10:02, 33 SDR 73, adopted October 13, 2006, effective July 1, 2008.
General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.
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