Library Media: Non Certification
The University of West Alabama offers a program in Library Media: Non Certification. This program requires individuals to complete 33 credit hours and does not qualify students for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check the certification requirements of their respective state.
To be admitted to this program, prospectives student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in Library Media coursework.
Once admitted, students will complete a variety of courses such as Advanced Educational Law, Models of Exemplary Leadership in Education, Curriculum Design, Advanced Educational Research, Strategic Planning for School Library Media Specialists, Library Automation, Instructional Design, Developmentally Appropriate and Culturally Responsible School Library Media Programs, Designing School Library Media Centers, The School Library Media Center and School Reform, and Library Leadership and Collaborative Problem Solving.
The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the sixth-year programs. Candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C". Students must make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the teacher education program. Lastly, students must demonstrate leadership ability in his or her area of specialization.
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To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in Library Media coursework.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
All teacher certification programs are accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective state.
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