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School Library and Information Science M.S.
with School Librarian Standard Certification (EC-12)

The graduate plan in School Library and Information Science leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Students completing this degree plan are eligible for certification as school librarians. Students seeking this certification must hold a valid Texas teaching certificate and must be able to verify a minimum of two years successful full-time classroom teaching experience in an approved accredited school. A passing score on the School Librarian state assessment is required prior to recommendation for this certificate. The plan consists of 39 semester hours.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the School of Education (SoE) (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the School Librarian program. Each applicant must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 over the last 60 hours.
  • Provide proof of having a valid Texas teaching certificate.
  • Provide a letter of support from a school building administrator.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Professional Education Core (6 hours):

EDUC 6032 Applied Statistics

EDUC 6033 Research Design and Analysis

INST 6031 Applications of Technology

SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education

School Library Core (24 hours):

LLLS 5532 Selecting Literature and Materials for Young Adults

LLLS 5533 Selecting Literature and Materials for Children

LLLS 6134 School Library Collection Development & Management

LLLS 6136 Librarians as Instructional Partners

LLLS 6234 Librarians Empowering Learners Through Advocacy & Leadership

LLLS 6334 Administration of School Library Services

LLLS 6336 Media and Technology Selection and Application

LLLS 6338 School Library Systems & Services

Capstone Experience (3 hours):
LLLS 6739 School Library Practicum

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Other course (1 hour):


TCED 5012 Professional Preparation Seminar for School Librarians

Students not passing the School Librarian state assessment by the final semester of this plan must also enroll in and successfully complete this course.

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