Library Media Specialist Initial License

This certificate program is designed to prepare those without an existing teaching license as school librarians (Wisconsin Licensure Code 1902).  The school librarian certificate program consists of 29 credits of education coursework / field experiences, 24 credits of library coursework, the completion of a content assessment and capstone portfolio, and successful completion of the edTPA.   Content coursework can be done at the undergraduate or graduate level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: 

AAS in ECE OR 2.75 GPA with a B- in English 101 & 102 or 105 or equivalent and B- in Communications 110 or equivalent OR Passing ACT/SAT/GRE/CORE Score

Licensure 

Licensure
EDFNDPRC 210INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING3
EDFOUND 243FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (DV)(GI)3
or EDFOUND 710 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
Pick 3 units:3
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING
EDFOUND 681HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING3
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (GI)
SPECED 205INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
LIBMEDIA 439GENERAL LIBRARY METHODS COURSE (Library Methods)3
Select 2 units of the following:2
DIRECTED TEACHING - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIRECTED TEACHING - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL
DIRECTED TEACHING - ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
Select 12 units of the following:12
DIRECTED TEACHING - ELEMENTARY
DIRECTED TEACHING-MIDDLE SCHOOL
DIRECTED TEACHING-SECONDARY
Content Courses
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
FINDING AND USING INFORMATION
INFORMATION, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES & THE INTERNET
ORGANIZING INFORMATION
ORGANIZING INFORMATION
LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
or LIBMEDIA 343
Course LIBMEDIA 343 Not Found
LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INFORMATION LITERACY
DESIGN OF CURRICULUM FOR INQUIRY
LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION OF LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
or LIBMEDIA 455 (Librarians as Leaders)
Course LIBMEDIA 455 (Librarians as Leaders) Not Found

FOR LICENSURE, STUDENTS MUST PASS:

  • Foundations block portfolio 
  • Portfolio as part of Methods course and Directed Teaching – Alternative Placement 
    • B- or better in Methods course and Directed Teaching – Alternative Placement before enrollment in CIFLD 411, CIFLD 412 or CIFLD 414.
  • GPA of 3.0 in content courses required before enrollment in CIFLD 411, CIFLD 412 or CIFLD 414.
  • Student teaching portfolio and edTPA 
    • Clinical experiences must cover all three levels (elementary, middle school, high school).