School Library Media Specialist, Graduate Certificate - Initial Certification

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/information-library-science/programs 

This is also a teacher/educator preparation program that prepares students for teacher certification in the state of Connecticut. For more information about admission to these programs, please visit Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs.

In addition, candidates recommended for certification must meet the requirements listed below and in effect on the date the CSDE receives the certification application. For more information about these additional CSDE requirements, please visit Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - 45 Credits


ILS 502 - Fundamentals of Library and Information Science - 3 credits
ILS 505 - Information Resources Organization and Management -  3 credits
ILS 507 - Information Science and Technology - 3 credits      
ILS 508 - User Services - 3 credits
ILS 545 - Administration and Design of School Library Media Centers - 3 credits
ILS 582 - Library Science Internship - 3 credits
ILS 516 - Literacy, Literature, and Reading for School and Public Libraries - 3 credits
ILS 547 - Integrating Technology and Media in K-12 Curriculum - 3 credits
ILS 571 - Methods for School Library Media Centers - 3 credits
ILS 581 - School Media Practice - 6 credits*
ILS 587 - Seminar: SLMS Field Placements for Teacher Certification - 3 credits
EDU 508 - Introduction to Education - 3 credits
SED 502 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners - 3 credits
SED 503 - Learning Theory and Development - 3 credits

* Includes a 12 week student teaching sequence in a placement determined by the Office of Educational Services at the College of Education.