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.

Requirements for Certification Only—School Library Media

Corequisites: ITED 7204 or an approved P-12 literature course and SPEC 3000/7000 or GaPSC approved course for the Exceptional Child

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

Professional Education3
EDUC 5999Professional Orientation0
CIED 7060Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Integration3
Instructional Technology Core9
ITED 7200Digital Literacy and Citizenship3
ITED 7300Instructional Design and Technology Integration3
ITED 7400Creation and Management of Digital Learning Environments3
Courses in Area of Specialization12
ITED 7201Information Resources and Services3
ITED 7202Collection Development and Maintenance3
ITED 7203Administering School Media Centers3
ITED 7204Literature for the P-12 School Librarian3
Internship in School Media Centers
Total Hours27

27 semester hours are contingent on results of transcript evaluation