About this Program

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.


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What are the requirements to apply for School Library Practice at ODU?
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 2023-24 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.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Tuition Discount

Students working in a school district may be eligible for a 25% tuition discount.


Associate Professor

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