Teacher Librarian Services Credential
This program allows admission in both Spring and Fall. The Spring 2024 application cycle is closed, the Cal State Apply application deadline was November 1, 2023. The next application cycle will be for Fall 2024:
- The Fall 2024 application cycle opened October 1, 2023 and the CSULB Cal State Apply Application closes for Domestic Applicants April 1, 2024
The Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program is offered in a 100% online format. 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.
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.
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.
The Teacher Librarian Services credential program also fulfills the Special Class Authorization for Teacher Librarians, which is met by successfully taking the course ETEC 523.