School Librarian Certification

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements Courses

Program Description

The School Librarian Certification is designed for individuals who have previously obtained a master's degree and are seeking to become a librarian at the secondary school level. This certification program will introduce students to cataloging, classification, and subject analysis techniques; policies for school library administration; and principles for selecting recreational yet informative materials for young adults and children.

Applicants interested in the Certification as a School Librarian must hold a valid K-12 teaching certificate and have at least two years of classroom teaching experience before being able to sit for the state certification exam.

Those who do not already hold a master's degree should seek the School Librarian Certification in coordination with the Master of Library Science.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in library science must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate and master's degree granting institutions
  4. Program Application
  5. An official service record for each year of classroom service

For instructions regarding the program application, please contact the Department of Library Science at (936) 294-1151 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at https://www.shsu.edu/dept/graduate-studies.

Certificate Requirements

School Librarian Certification

School Librarian Certification
Course Name Hours
Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
LSSL 5330 Collection Development 3
LSSL 5332 Organization of Collections I 3
LSSL 5334 Information Services and Resources I 3
LSSL 5337 School Library Administration 3
LSSL 5360 Literature for Children 3
LSSL 5366 Library Internship 3
LSSL 5370 School Librarianship 3
LSSL 5385 Literature for Young Adults 3
Total 24


Library Science (LSSL)

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