Teaching & Learning - Library Information Specialist Endorsement
Are you a certified teacher who wants to become a school librarian?
Illinois State University offers coursework in school librarianship designed especially for teachers seeking endorsement as Library Information Specialists. By completing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in School Librarianship, certified teachers complete the 24 credit hours required by the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the endorsement process (the other part consists of passing the content-area exam). Taught by experienced practitioners and University faculty, the courses have been carefully mapped to the Illinois content area standards.
Courses are taught each semester and scheduled at times convenient for working teachers. Spring and fall semester classes generally meet online in the evenings, and summer classes online in both afternoons and evenings.
The ISU Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program is an endorsement program. Completion of the certificate program results in the addition of a library science endorsement on your current teaching licensure. The program is not an initial certification program and cannot grant new or additional certificates. For questions and clarifications about certification, please contact Dr. Ryan Brown.
Dr. Ryan Brown School of Teaching and Learning Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 61790 Phone: (309) 438-3964