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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Librarian Standard Certification EC-12

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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 (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 a valid Texas teaching certificate.
  • 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

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):

Additional Information

  • Practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester in order to enroll in SLIS 6739. Students will be eligible to register for SLIS 6739 after they have successfully completed at least 24 hours of the SLIS core courses included in the master’s degree.
  • 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.

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