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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

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

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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 of 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 30-31 semester hours.

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

  • have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours;
  • provide proof of having a valid Texas teaching certificate;
  • provide a letter of support from a school building administrator;
  • provide a teacher service record; and
  • pay the TEA Admission fee.

New students must meet with assigned faculty adviser before enrolling in any courses.

Degree Requirements

School Library Core (27 hours)
SLIS 5532 Selecting Literature and Materials for Young Adults
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 5533 Selecting Literature and Materials for Children
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6134 School Library Collection Development Management
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6136 Librarians as Instructional Partners
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6234 Librarians Empowering Learners Through Advocacy Leadership
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6334 Administration of School Library Services
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6336 Media and Technology Selection and Application
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6338 School Library Systems & Services
Credit Hours: 3
SLIS 6430 Research in Library Science
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone Experience (3 hours)
SLIS 6739 School Library Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

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 Courses (1 hour)
SLIS 5012 Professional Preparation Seminar for School Librarians
Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

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