Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship

Website: https://twu.edu/slis/programs-admission-requirements/graduate-certificate-in-school-librarianship/

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

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Apply professional ethics and competencies in acquiring, organizing, delivering, and preserving information and knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate evidence-based practice in professional decision-making.
  3. Deliver community-embedded services to promote equity and justice, and meet the needs of diverse constituencies.
  4. Apply technologies to meet information needs in a variety of contexts.
  5. Disseminate professional knowledge through venues such as teaching, research, publication, and service activities.
  6. Plan for and engage in continuous, career-long professional development.

Admissions

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

24 semester credit hours (SCH).

Required Library Science Courses
LS 5083Foundations of Library and Information Studies3
LS 5233School Library Technology3
LS 5003Collection Development3
LS 5103Cataloging and Classification3
LS 5603Literature for Children and Young Adults3
LS 5333School Library Management3
LS 5443School Library Collaborations3
Required Practicum
LS 5843Practicum3
Total SCHs24

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.

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