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School Library Media

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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As you near completion of your program and your name has been added to the intent to graduate list, you will be sent instructions for your application by Angela Murray, Certification Officer for ETSU's Clemmer College of Education. For more information, you may contact Ms. Murray by email at  by phone at 423-439-7562, or in person at 323E Warf-Pickel Hall.

The School Library Media degree (SLIB) also serves those who seek initial licensure at the graduate level.

Initial licensure students must complete the 36-hour Master's degree program. The main thrust of this particular option 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.

Beginning in 2019, initial licensure candidates will need to pass the edTPA and the Praxis II for School Library Media per Tennessee Department of Education requirements.

Candidates who hold a valid Tennessee Educators license are not required to complete the edTPA. Beginning in 2019, initial licensure candidates will be required to complete the edTPA instead of the current Praxis PLT requirement.

All individuals seeking school librarian certification will need to pass the the PRAXIS II Library Media Specialist (5311) Test with a minimum score of 146.The test code number is 5311. The reporting scale has changed from the NTE scale (250-990) to the Praxis Scale (100-200). It is suggested the test be taken after completing MEDA 5710 and/or during the last semester. Students usually take this exam during the Practicum.

This link provides information about the Praxis that you will take for your School Library Media concentration.


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