School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program

School Library Certification Program

Library Science Endorsement Option

(For Those Students Who Hold a Valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate)

This option is designed for those who hold a valid PA Instructional I or Instructional II certificate in another teaching area. To have "Library Science, K-12" added to your teaching certificate, you must successfully complete the requirements of the 36-credit SLCP area of interest and pass the required Praxis test for Library Media Specialist with a score established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. You should plan on three terms of full-time study or up to four years of part-time study.

Required Core Courses

Required Courses


Practicum Requirement

Students who choose the Endorsement Option must complete a three-credit practicum (LIS 2922) near the end of their MLIS program.

The practicum experience encompasses several types of learning experiences designed to help students apply and master competencies over the fifteen-week term:

Suggested Schedules


To view the term in which a class is offered, please see the Projected Course Offerings.

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