The School Library Media Concentration (SLIB) is designed for students who seek initial licensure at the graduate level and who do not have a graduate degree in education. This concentration accompanies a 36-hour master's of education degree in Education Media and Educational Technology (MEDA).
The School Library media Concentration (SLIB) prepares candidates to become certified as school library media specialists to serve in K-12 schools. The concentration's main thrust is a systematic approach to the principles of instructional design, production and management of learning resources, and application of technology to the teaching/training domains. The SLIB curriculum is aligned with the standards of the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, and the State of Tennessee Licensure Standards.
Participants without a current teaching license must pass PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). Please contact the program coordinator for specific information regarding the PRAXIS PLT.