With this School Library program, you’ll develop leadership skills that are responsive to a rapidly changing society with increasing demands to assimilate technology and information literacy into schools and workplaces. The school library program is dynamic, growing and constantly changing to meet your needs, offering both a teacher librarian services credential and master of arts in education: school library and information technology emphasis.

To enter the credential program, you must hold a valid teaching credential and official proof of passing the CBEST. Teaching qualifications are essential and a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience is desirable. You may also earn your master of arts in education with an emphasis in school library and information technology by taking additional courses.

Highlights

  • Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Fully online program allows candidates to complete coursework on their own schedule and from any location
  • Rigorous and relevant course content focused exclusively on the school library program awith a strong emphasis on collaboration, teaching, and the use of educational technology
  • All courses taught by experienced and accomplished teacher librarians
  • Emphasis on community and connection to the broader teacher librarian network
  • Supportive and caring faculty

Career opportunities

The course of study is specifically intended to prepare librarians for service inside the K-12 school environment.

Program director

Melanie Lewis

Assistant Professor of Education. Program Director of Teacher Librarian Services

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, Letter of Explanation if below 3.0
  • Valid California teaching credential 
  • Verification of passing CBEST 
  • Three current (within one year) Graduate Reference form
  • Orientation interview with program director

Course listing

Required Courses (32 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
LIB-705Digital-Age School Library Technology4
LIB-710Library Media Center Programs3
LIB-715Administration of the School Media Center3
LIB-720Analysis, Evaluation and Selection of Learning Resources3
LIB-725Information Services in School Library Media Programs3
LIB-732A Critical Look at Children's Literature3
LIB-736A Critical Look at Young Adult Literature3
LIB-740Information and Communication Technologies3
LIB-745Organization of Learning Resources3
LIB-792Field Studies in School Librarianship I2
LIB-793Field Studies in School Librarianship II2