A student applying to a graduate certificate program or as a graduate student at-large must:
have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
submit a current resume clearly documenting your teaching experience (schools; position held; and dates of employment)
have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program
provide an official transcript from each higher education institution attended
provide an official TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applying as an international student)
prepare a satisfactory 1-2 page Professional Goals statement addressing: (1) why you want to be a school library media specialist/teacher-librarian; (2) your goals for your career as a teacher-librarian; and (3) the relationship between school librarianship and Realizing the Democratic Ideal, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions, or Illinois Professional Teaching Standards
submit names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation within the online application
Please note: Most of the students enrolling in these courses are certified teachers, though there are some exceptions. Prerequisites for all of the courses are: "Certified teachers or consent of instructor."