Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Designed for students pursuing Minnesota licensure as a library media specialist but not seeking a master's degree, in this program you will earn an academic credential recognizing the completion of a defined body of coursework.

All the courses may be applied toward the Master of Science: Library Media degree. 

Program Highlights

  • Designed to accommodate part-time and full-time students
  • All courses offered​ during the evening hours during the school year — most courses offered during the summer sessions
  • All courses are available synchronously through distance technology for working professionals seeking to enhance their career

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam
  • Largest library media licensure program in Minnesota
  • The Department of Teacher Development offers three active graduate certificates: Technology Integration, Library Media Specialist and Reading Teacher K-12. (We are not taking applications at this time for: Instructional Technology, Instructional Design nor Design for E-Learning)
  • All certificate courses may be applied to the Library Media master's program

Graduate Director

Jennifer Hill

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • School library media specialist
  • School district library media supervisor
  • Instructional developer
  • Related public and special library positions

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer Ask us! (Close July 15) Feb. 15 Ask us! (Close July 15)

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