Library Information Specialist Endorsement - online
The librarian information specialist certificate program is 100-percent online and prepares teachers to take the content area exam as required for endorsement by the Illinois State Board of Education. Courses are taught by experienced practitioners and have been carefully mapped to the Illinois content area standards. Three courses in this program can be applied as electives toward an M.S. in teaching and learning.
This program prepares teachers to seek 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).
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 meet online in both afternoons and evenings.
100-percent online with synchronous classes one evening per week
Online graduate level courses, including:
Introduction to School Librarianship
Technology and the School Library
Management of School Library Media Programs
Reference and Information Services
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