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Teacher Librarian Services Credential

Teacher Librarian Services Credential

The Spring 2022 appliation opened August 1, 2021. The Spring 2022 application is due November 1, 2021. The Fall 2022 application opened October 1, 2021. The Fall 2022 application is due April 15, 2022. Please review all details about the Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 Application Process regarding what is required for the application, how to submit transcripts, and what to expect from the review process (for international applicants the Spring 2022 deadline is October 1, 2021 and the Fall 2022 deadline is April 1, 2022)

The Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program at CSULB 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 this year but in future years with possible face-to-face opportunities, to meet the needs of various communities.

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.

Program Options

Teacher Librarian Services Credential

Students can earn this stand-alone advanced credential, which supplements a California initial teaching credential.

Please see the Eligibility page for details on what is required for admission consideration.

Master's Degree in Educational Technology and Media Leadership and Teacher Librarian Services Credential

Students can also pursue a master's degree in Educational Technology and Media Leadership, which subsumes the credential work.

Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacy

The Teacher Librarian Services credential program also fulfills the Special Class Authorization for Teacher Librarians and currently offers ETEC 523.


For additional information related to professional licensure and certification related to this program, please see the CSULB Credential Center website.