Teacher Librarian Services Credential

The next application cycle is for Fall 2023. The deadline is April 15, 2023.


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Program Overview

The Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program will be transitioning to 100% online format in Spring 2023. Teacher Librarian Field experiences will continue to be on-site whenever possible. 

The program is designed to prepare fully-qualified, outstanding teacher librarian professionals, and emphasizes meeting the information, educational technology and reading needs of diverse populations. It offers a Teacher Librarian Services Credential and a Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacies. 

The state-accredited program is based on the principles and philosophy of the American Association of School Librarians, emphasizing the information professional roles of teaching for learning, building the learning environment, and empowering learning through leadership.

The program is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity for diverse populations. Assignments, readings, and course objectives emphasize the importance of multicultural / multilingual programs and materials. Course delivery is provided in synchronous and asynchronous formats online. 

Candidates must apply by the published deadline, be admitted, and matriculate into the university in order to be eligible to complete the Teacher Librarian Services Credential. Admissions decisions are made at the program level by the faulty. Please see the Application Process for deadlines and requirements.

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Learning Outcomes:

Understand, research, articulate, and model the overall role of librarians in diverse learning communities. Students will be able to meet standards in the following areas of library services:

  • Apply knowledge of multicultural, ethical and legal issues pertaining to using ICT with the global community.
  • Synthesize leadership principles within the practice of information and educational technology.
  • Apply instructional design principles to locate, evaluate and develop educational materials.
  • Integrate theoretical perspectives to review, interpret, and apply research in learning technology.
  • Demonstrate effective written, electronic, and oral communications that reflect critical thinking and information literacy.
  • Design, develop, implement, and assess learning experiences.
  • Promote reading for learning, personal growth and enjoyment.
  • Organize collections according to standard library cataloging and classification principles.

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