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The Library and Information Studies Program offers a School Library Practice Certificate assists those individuals already holding an MLIS degree (or equivalent) and interested in school librarianship to meet licensure requirements.
The School Library Practice Certificate consists of four courses, 12 semester hours, that address the competencies required for school library media licensure. Students who complete the certificate coursework will have the knowledge and skills to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, program manager, and leader in a school setting.
The only School Library Practice Certificate offered in VA Certificate courses are designed to align with MLIS coursework and meet the VDOE competencies for school library certification.
This certificate is specifically for those wanting to become School Librarians.
Develops skills in preparing, evaluating, and presenting instructional materials and the use of those materials to promote higher-level thinking and enhance the learning environment. Includes elements of design, multimedia materials, and development of in-service activities. Hands-on practice in media production and dissemination.
Students examine, evaluate, discuss, and use literature and related nonprint materials for children and young adolescents and explore strategies for using trade books across the curriculum and for introducing children to literature. Materials for adolescents and adults with limited reading abilities are also covered. Prerequisites: graduate standing.
An exploration of the selection of literature and media for young adults |ages 12 - 18). Includes current trends and research in teens' social, physical and cultural development, teen interests and needs, and multiple literacies. Focus is on multiple formats, diverse learners, and strategies to promote reading for information, pleasure and lifelong learning. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Emphasis is on library services/ programs and the curriculum of the school. Includes techniques for curriculum design and development, information skills instruction, instructional partnerships, advocacy, implementation of an integrated library-media instructional program and public relations programs. Pre- or corequisite: LIBS 602 and LIBS 608.
Participants will draw from research-based theory of pedagogical best practice to discuss, model and apply practical applications to content topics. Content focuses on strategies to implement effective classroom management for the library learning environment, engage library learners and assess their performance, and build collaborative relationships that integrates library and content instruction into practice.
Students entering the Certificate program in School Library Practice should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Submission of a graduate transcript demonstrating earned a MLIS degree (or equivalent) with minimum 3.0 GPA
Submission of written essay with application
Students must maintain a minimum grade of B- in all LIBS coursework
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Students working in a school district may be eligible for a 25% tuition discount.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Elizabeth A. Burns
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