School Librarian Certification
School Librarian Certification is designed for individuals who have previously obtained a master's degree and are seeking to become a school librarian. This certification program will introduce students to cataloging and classification; reference and evaluative criteria ; policies and procedures for school library administration; and principles for selecting recreational yet informative materials for young adults and children.
Applicants interested in the Certification as a School Librarian must hold a valid classroom teaching certificate and have at least two years of classroom teaching experience before being able to sit for the state certification exam.
Those who do not already hold a master's degree should seek the School Librarian Certification in coordination with the Master of Library Science.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in library science must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- Official transcripts from the baccalaureate and master's degree granting institutions
- 3.0 G.P.A.
- A copy of a valid teaching certificate
- Teacher Service Record from your school district's Human Resource Department with 2 years of certified teaching experience preferred
- Tk20 application
For instructions regarding the application process, please contact the Department of Library Science at (936) 294-1151 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page.
This 24-hour certification program provides instruction for the principles and procedures common to school libraries and information centers.The primary mission of the Department of Library Science is the preparation of school librarians for grades P-12.
|School Librarian Certification|
|LSSL 5330||Collection Development||3|
|LSSL 5332||Organization Of Collections I||3|
|LSSL 5334||Infor Services & Resources I||3|
|LSSL 5337||School Library Administration||3|
|LSSL 5360||Literature For Children||3|
|LSSL 5366||Library Internship||3|
|LSSL 5370||School Librarianship||3|
|LSSL 5385||Lit For Young Adults||3|