School Librarian Certification

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Program Description

The School Librarian Certification is designed for individuals who have previously obtained a master's degree and are seeking to become a librarian at the secondary school level. This certification 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.

Applicants interested in the Certification as a School Librarian must hold a valid K-12 teaching certificate and have at least two years of classroom teaching experience before being able to sit for the state certification exam.

Those who do not already hold a master's degree should seek the School Librarian Certification in coordination with the Master of Library Science.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in library science must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate and master's degree granting institutions
  4. Program Application


For instructions regarding the program application, please contact the Department of Library Science at (936) 294-1151 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at

Certificate Requirements


School Librarian Certification

Choose all from:
LSSL 5330 <LS 530> Collection Development
LSSL 5332 <LS 532> Organization of Collections I
LSSL 5334 <LS 534> Information Services and Resources I
LSSL 5337 <LS 537> School Library Administration
LSSL 5360 <LS 560> Literature for Children

LSSL 5370 <LS 570> School Librarianship
LSSL 5385 <LS 585> Literature for Young Adults
LSSL 5366 <LS 566> Library Internship



Library Science (LSSL)

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