This program is designed for individuals who have obtained a master’s degree or education specialist degree in another program area and are now interested in becoming eligible for Media Specialist Certification. Initial certification in this area is generally at the master’s level (S-5); there is no certification at the baccalaureate level. Individuals who hold a master’s degree or an education specialist degree who complete all of the requirements for initial Media Specialist certification will be eligible to be certified at the S-5 or S-6 levels.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: July 15
  • Spring Deadline: November 15
  • Summer Deadline: April 15

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on Certification in Library Media Program for information on:

  • Specific Certification in Library Media Program Admission Requirements
  • Certification in Library Media Program Graduation Requirements

To Apply Online, click here.

Requirements for Certification Only—Library Media

Corequisites: P-12 Children’s Literature Course and Special Education Course for the Exceptional Child

A transcript evaluation is required to determine a program of study for non-degree/certification only applicants.

Instructional Technology Core9
EDUC 5999Professional Orientation0
ITED 7200Information Sources and Uses3
ITED 7300Instructional Technology for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment3
ITED 7400Digital Learning Environments3
Courses in Area of Specialization12
ITED 7201Information Resources and Services3
ITED 7202Bibliographic Organization3
ITED 7203Administering School Media Centers3
CIED 7060Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Integration3
Guided Elective3
Internship3
ITED 7299Internship in School Media Centers3
Total Hours27

27 semester hours are contingent on results of transcript evaluation

Prior to recommendation for library media certification, the applicant must pass the GACE Content Assessment Test for Media Specialist and complete an approved program for recommendation for certification.