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: 

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


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

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