Teacher Librarian Services Credential
The Teacher Librarian Services Credential program at Azusa Pacific University is an online program that prepares candidates for the specialized and comprehensive role of school librarianship in California’s pluralistic schools and communities. The program prepares librarian services teachers as educational leaders who are experts in technology, literacy, and diversity.
The Teacher Librarian Services Credential program prepares librarian services teachers to work as librarians and media specialist/technology experts in K-12 school libraries in California, other states, and around the world.
|LIB 500||School Library Media Center Management||3|
|LIB 505||Collection Development in School Libraries||3|
|LIB 510||Learning Resources for Elementary Schools||3|
|LIB 515||Learning Resources for Secondary Schools||3|
|LIB 520||Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources||3|
|LIB 525||Information Retrieval and Reference Services||3|
|LIB 530||School Library-Classroom Partnerships||3|
|LIB 535||Library Media Technologies||3|
|LIB 540||Current Topics in School Media Centers||3|
|LIB 550||Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian 1||3|
|Approved transfer units||3-6|
|LIB 545||Information, Transliteracy, and Digital Multiple Environments 2||3|
Fieldwork is required in elementary and secondary settings.
Students who complete LIB 545 receive a Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacy.
NOTE: Courses are offered only once per year. Program offers multiple start terms per year.
- Candidates must pass a Praxis exam with a minimum score of 150 to demonstrate their competency as teacher librarians prior to completion of the program. Learn more on the Praxis website.
- Proof of valid prerequisite California teaching credential that requires a program of professional preparation including student teaching.
- English Language Authorization.
- Look for a letter of admission from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions after submitting the application form. This letter includes instructions for registering for the applicant’s first courses.
- Students may not enroll in more than 7 units per 8-week session.
- Students must sign up for Taskstream by Watermark.
- A Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Contact the program director for specifications.
- Internet service provider
- Email account
Other equipment, such as a digital camera or webcam, may be needed with certain courses and student-selected projects.
- Current operating systems (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP)
- Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Office
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.