School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program

Recommended Schedule for Part-time Endorsement Option Students

The Endorsement Option of the School Library Certification Program is for those students who already hold a teaching certificate and requires a total of 36 credits of required coursework that includes a 3-credit Practicum experience in a school library.  Students who complete the program earn both the Master of Library and Information Science degree and an endorsement of Library Science, K-12, added to their Instructional 1 or Instructional 2 Pennsylvania teaching certificate.

This schedule meets the requirements of 36 credits based on six terms of part-time study. 

Fall Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

LIS 2600 Introduction to Information Technologies


LIS 2774 School Library Media Center Management

LIS 2005 Organizing and Retrieving Information

LIS 2323 Resources for Young Adults

LIS 2328 Information Literacy Resources and Services


Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

LIS 2000 Understanding Information

LIS 2322 Resources for Children

LIS 2325 Curriculum Resources and Services in the School Library Media Center

LIS 2922 Practicum in School Library Media Programs

LIS 2327 Multicultural Resources and Services



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