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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

School Librarian Standard Certificate EC-12 Certificate

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Students seeking School Librarian certification must hold a master's degree and a valid Texas teaching certification and verify a minimum of two years approved successful full-time teaching experience. A passing score on the School Librarian Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) is required. The plan consists of 27-28 semester hours.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Admission 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; and
  • provide a letter of support from a school building administrator.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

To be recommended for the School Librarian certificate, students must complete the program, hold a valid Texas teaching certificate, verify two years of successful full-time teaching experience in a public or approved accredited private school, hold a master's degree, and pass the School Librarian state assessment.

Certificate Requirements

School Librarian Core (24 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
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.
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.