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Library Media Specialist Certification


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Library Media Specialist Certification

UW-Superior provides all coursework for our approved program leading to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 902 Initial Library Media Specialist license through the Distance Learning Center.  This program is available to those who are earning or currently hold a Wisconsin DPI teaching license.  The license permits employment as a School Library Media Specialist at the elementary, middle/junior, or high school level in Wisconsin public schools.

The program consists of the Library Science Minor - Education as specified in the University Catalog. 

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Required courses:

LIBS 303 Information Resources and Services -- 3 credits
LIBS 307 Collection Development [Selecting/Organizing Library Materials] -- 3 credits
LIBS 309 Information Literacy Leadership -- 3 credits
LIBS 310 Young Adult Literature -- 3 credits
LIBS 325 Administration of Library Media Programs -- 3 credits
LIBS 406 Children's Literature -- 3 credits
LIBS 435 Technology for Teaching and Learning -- 3 credits
TED 441 Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School -- 3 credits
     and
TED 442 Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary School -- 3 credits
     or
TED 445 Supervised Practice for In-Service Teachers -- 6 credits

Arrangements for Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School (TED 441), or Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary School (TED 442) or Supervised Practice for Inservice Teachers (TED 445) are made through the Teacher Education program's Field Experience Office. Students must be able to complete a semester of student teaching in a Wisconsin school, or approved schools in Minnesota.

TED 441 and 442 or 445 are taken after completion of 21 credits in the Library Science program.

Recommended courses:

CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Science -- 3 credits
LIBS 450 Topics in Library Science -- 1-3 credits
LIBS 485 Library Practice (Field Experience) -- 1-3 credits
LIBS 499 Directed Studies in Librarianship -- 1-3 credits

For more information, download the Library Media Specialist Fact Sheet.

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