Teacher Librarian Services Credential (Online)

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.

Mission Statement

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 500School Library Media Center Management3
LIB 505Collection Development in School Libraries3
LIB 510Learning Resources for Elementary Schools3
LIB 515Learning Resources for Secondary Schools3
LIB 520Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources3
LIB 525Information Retrieval and Reference Services3
LIB 530School Library-Classroom Partnerships3
LIB 535Library Media Technologies3
LIB 540Current Topics in School Media Centers3
LIB 550Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian 13
Approved transfer units3-6
Optional Elective
LIB 545Information, Transliteracy, and Digital Multiple Environments 23
Total Units30-33

NOTE: Courses are offered only once per year. Program offers multiple start terms per year.

Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must pass a Praxis exam with a minimum score of 135 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.

Laptop Requirements

  • 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.

Software Requirements

  • Current operating systems (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office