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Program Details

Marshall University offers a School Library Media certification program designed to prepare school librarians to manage library media centers, collaborate with faculty to reinforce school curriculum and aid in literacy among students.  This program follows guidelines set forth by the American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians which includes four standards: effective usage of information and ideas, support of teaching and learning, promotion of collaboration and while displaying leadership, and to administer library programs effectively.

This certificate is 24 credit hour program for grades K-12.  Other requirements include a three-hour clinical experience and passage of the Library Media Specialist Praxis II Test.  The eight courses in the program include: Libraries and Learning Process, Library Materials for Adolescents, Reference and Bibliography, Cataloging and Classification, Library Organization and Administration, Technology and the Library, Library Practice, and Children’s Literature.

Applicants should be aware that to be admitted into this program initial teaching certification is required.


Teaching Certification

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)