The School Library Media Concentration (SLIB) prepares candidates to become certified as school library media specialists to serve in K-12 schools. 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.
The school library media center is a hub for technological information gathering and information processing as well as for literary enrichment. The school librarian is a critical resource person for teachers who look to the center for various types of instructional support, both in printed and in action-oriented visual formats.
You should consider becoming a School Librarian if you:
- enjoy helping others use new technology
- like to work with a wide range of students
- enjoy connecting students to literature
- enjoy focusing on special projects
- enjoy the challenges of an ever-changing field
Program of Study
Are you ready to redirect your path from the regular classroom? ETSU's School Library Media program offers a natural and seamless transition from classroom teacher to librarian. Enjoy a rewarding career that allows you to apply all of your skills and knowledge.
ETSU offers two avenues for becoming a School Librarian:
Students who are seeking an initial teaching licensure can pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Librarianship with a School Library Media Concentration online.
Those who currently hold Master's level degree and a valid Tennessee Teaching License can pursue a School Library Professional Certificate online.
Information including the curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog Entry for the School Librarianship, M.Ed..
Program Admission Requirements
Students seeking admission to the School Librarianship Program must first meet the general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
If GPA is below a 3.0, the GRE is required. For students who took the Revised GRE (after August 1, 2011), equivalent scores will be used, based on Educational Testing Services' GRE Score Concordance. Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following formula:
Sum of the GRE aptitude score (V+Q+A)
GPA 500, and
The sum of (1) and (2)
Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance
ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)
Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may
receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact
the ETSU Office of Admissions.
Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information
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