Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship

The Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship provides an opportunity for students to pursue the State of Texas School Librarian Certification program. The School Librarian Certification (SLC) program offered by the TWU School of Library and Information Studies meets all requirements of the State of Texas State Board of Educator Certification for certification in public schools in Texas. The certification program is available entirely online. 

Requirements for School Librarian Certification (SLC)

  • An official record of two-year classroom teaching in an accredited school to enter the SLC program;
  • Upon admission to SLIS, response with acceptance to an invitation to enter the SLC program;
  • Submission of the following documents by the end of the first semester:
    • a signed Code of Ethics document,
    • a degree plan if the student is in the MLS degree program, and
    • a SLC checklist;
  • Completion of the Master of Library Science degree, unless the student has a prior Master’s degree in another discipline;
  • Completion of at least 15 hours of coursework, excluding practicum, in the SLC program at TWU after the official entry date to the SLC program;
  • Completion of a practicum of 160 hours according to the SLC practicum guideline; and
  • Successful completion of the TExES examination.

For Texas certification information, contact the Office of Student Support at 940-898-2829.

Criteria for TExES Examination

For TWU to recommend a student as a school librarian, that student must have taken the required school library courses. Students in the state of Texas must pass the TExES examination. In order for a student to be given approval to take the TExES exam, the student must have taken or be near completion of 18 hours of School Librarian Certification required coursework, including LS 5233, LS 5333, and LS 5443. Fifteen of those hours must have been completed at TWU. TWU is not responsible for the acceptance of its degree or courses by other states.

Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship Program of Study (24 semester credit hours)

Required Library Science Courses
LS 5083Foundations of Library and Information Studies3
LS 5233Multimedia Resources and Services3
LS 5003Collection Development3
LS 5103Cataloging and Classification3
LS 5603Literature for Children and Young Adults3
LS 5333School Library Media Center3
LS 5443Librarians as Instructional Partners3
Required Practicum
LS 5843Practicum3
Total Semester Credit Hours24

If pursuing the Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship as part of the M.L.S. degree, see the School Librarian Certification information on the SLIS website.

Out-of-State students seeking School Librarian Certification, see the SLIS website.