Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Information Media - Library Media Specialist (Graduate Certificate)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

When applying for a graduate program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the program. Application materials should be sent to the School of Graduate Studies.

Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.

For admission consideration, applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements plus meet with an adviser in the department to plan the sequence of required courses and complete a certificate of program study form.


The certificate is not equivalent to licensure. To qualify for licensure, you must: 

  • Complete all licensure coursework beyond that specified by the certificate. See licensure contract
  • Meet requirements specified by the state of Minnesota.
  • Earn a passing score on the applicable tests. 

Initial Licensure

Candidates who do not already hold a teaching license in Minnesota will need to complete an additional set of courses to satisfy the Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) competencies. These are the Minnesota Board of Teaching competencies required of all teacher education candidates regardless of content area. Through an arrangement with Bemidji State University's FasTrack program, students seeking their initial teaching license who are enrolled in the St. Cloud State Information Media Library Media Specialist program can complete the SEP courses online. For more information about the Bemidji FasTrack program, go to FasTrack

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Information Media certificates

The Department of Information Media offers three other graduate certificate programs:

All the programs are offered on campus or synchronously online