School Librarian Certification

Program Overview

Steps to Apply

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Apply to the School Librarian Preparation Program if seeking Texas School Librarian certification (Instructions)
  4. 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
  5. Official transcript from the baccalaureate 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.
  6. GRE® revised General Test Score Bands to be used for Admission to an Educator Preparation Program under the 10% Exception Rule in 19 TAC §227.10(a)(3)(B) Self-reported Undergraduate GPA GRE Verbal Reasoning1 GRE Quantitative Reasoning1 GRE Analytical Writing2 B- (2.7 GPA) 143 – 157 140 – 155 3.0 – 4.5 1 GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores are reported on a 130 to 170 scale. 2 GRE Analytical Writing scores are reported on a 0 to 6 scale in half-point increments. Under these circumstances, the GRE may not be waived.
  7. Official transcript from the master degree granting institution.
  8. Copy of valid teacher certificate
  9. Copy of official service record for each year of classroom service
  10. Prepare writing sample
  11. Interview

Application Deadlines:

Fall - June 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - March 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 Advisors

Dr. Holly Weimar

Ms. Rebecca Lewis

(936) 294-1151