Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

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Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Information Media - 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
  • One of for certificate programs offered by the Department of Information Media — including Technology Integration, Instructional Technology and Design for E-Learning
  • All certificate courses may be applied to the Information Media master's program

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

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Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment acknowledgement form (PDF) as a part of their application for admission.

Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Popular Careers

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

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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