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

School Library and Information Science, School Librarian Standard Certification (EC-12), M.S. with Social Justice


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The University of Houston-Clear Lake prepares school librarian candidates to be leaders within the school community - a community comprised of diverse cultures and learners. There is a continued need for school librarians, as educational leaders, to possess the attitudes and aptitudes to address the many challenges related to leadership relevant to cultural diversity, equity and democracy. The specialization in Social Justice, when added to the School Library and Information Science master’s degree, can provide graduates with not only an edge in the competitive job market, but also a deeper understanding of the practices inherent in addressing the structures and norms that result in inequitable education and the knowledge of the importance of the advocacy role the school librarians must take to be effective leaders within the school.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (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 a valid Texas teaching certificate.
  • Provide a letter of support from a school building administrator.
  • Provide a teacher service record.
  • Pay the TEA Admission fee.

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

Degree Requirements


Additional Requirement Course (1 hour)


Additional Information


Candidates not passing the School Librarian state assessment by the final semester must enroll in and successfully complete this course. Candidates passing the School Librarian state assessment by the final semester of this plan will have this course waived.

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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