Life-Long Learners Need You
Discover ways of integrating literacy and technology into the classroom. Offered fully online, our 21-hour certification prepares you to work as a School Librarian or Library Media Specialist in Texas. Learn the basic skills in cataloging, classification, referencing and information organization for print and non-print sources. Explore literature for children and young adults, curate digital and print materials, and gain familiarity in a practicum with policies and procedures in school library administration. Interested in earning your master's degree? We also offer a 36-hour online master's in Educational Technology Library Science.
Once admitted, you must:
- Complete 21 hours of coursework
- Complete a practicum in a school library and oversee an institution's collection
The Texas State Board of Educators also requires you to complete the following:
- Two years of full-time classroom teaching experience
- Master's degree
- A passing score on the TExES (test #150)
Note: A copy of official service record for each year of classroom service must be provided to apply for certification before becoming fully certified.
- LIS 512 Information Reference and Mediographics (summer/fall/spring)
- LIS 524 Developing General and Specialized Collection (summer/fall)
- LIS 527 Books and Related Material for Children and Young Adults (summer/spring)
- LIS 515 Cataloging and Classification (fall/spring)
- LIS 540 Administration of School Libraries (fall/spring)
- ETEC 579 Implementation of Educational Technology Programs (summer/fall/spring)
- LIS 550 Practicum in a School Library (fall/spring)
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies
- P.O. Box 3011
- Commerce, Texas 75429-3011