School Librarian Certification

Program Overview

Steps to Apply

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Pay the $35 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas School Librarian certification
  4. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution and master degree granting institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If GPA is lower than a 3.0 the last 60 hours of education can be used.
  5. Copy of valid teacher certificate
  6. Copy of official service record for each year of classroom service
  7. Prepare writing sample
  8. Interview

Application Deadlines:

Applications received early (Fall - June 15, Spring - October 15, Summer - March 15) will be given preference. All applications are due by the dates below.

     Fall: July 15

     Spring: November 15

     Summer: April 15

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The online School Librarian Certification program is designed for students who have previously obtained a master's degree and are seeking to become a librarian at PK-12 school level.

This program will introduce students to cataloging, classification, and subject analysis techniques; policies for school library administration; and principles for selecting recreational yet informative materials for young adults and children.

Certification as a School Librarian requires a valid K-12 teaching certificate and two years of classroom teaching experience.

This program is only for Texas residents.

Students who do not hold a master's degree should seek the certification in combination with the Master of Library Science.

Academic Advisor: Ms. Rebecca Lewis
Engagement Coordinator: Dr. Rose Brock

(936) 294-1151

Ms. Ashley Volkmer Picket
TEA Graduate Coordinator