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School Librarianship

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

School Librarianship

Welcome to ETSU’s School Librarianship program!
It is an exciting time to be a school librarian.


            Connect, collaborate, innovate! Every day is exciting and engaging in the library, the school's hub for learning.

School librarianship is an eclectic, burgeoning profession! 

Throughout any given day at work, school librarians might be placing just the right book into just the right hand, serving as a biblio-therapist, matching literature to the curriculum, co-teaching, evaluating and managing a vibrant collection, teaching and modeling information literacy skills, protecting students’ intellectual freedoms, and providing in-service presentations regarding the library’s role!  

As you can discern, the school library professional must be well-rounded and creative…a “go-getter,” literacy specialist, and information guru! 

YOU can be the next certified, licensed school librarian, ensuring your students develop a LOVE for learning!

ETSU offers three avenues for becoming a School Librarian: (see Course Listing page, also)

  1. Students with a bachelors degree and licensure in education may pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Librarianship (36 hours - no edTPA required). 
  2. Students with a bachelors or master's in any other field may pursue a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in School Librarianship and follow the edTPA course of study (36 hours - edTPA required).
  3. Students currently holding a master's degree AND a valid TN teaching license may pursue a School Library Professional Certificate (24 hours - no edTPA required).

All classes are 100% online asynchronous. You may complete your coursework at your convenience, day or night.

To learn more, contact:

Reneé Lyons                              
Program Coordinator 
Fiona Goodyear 
Graduate Program Specialist




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