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K-12 School Librarianship, Graduate Certificate

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This entirely online certificate equips K-12 teachers to become 21st-century school librarians. Students will be introduced to how school librarians acquire, evaluate, create, and use the information and most current technologies needed for these processes. 



The Library Science and Information Services program disseminates knowledge that transforms students into library leaders who possess the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in all types of libraries.


The Library Science and Information Services program aspires to provide transformational education by creating an inclusive learning community that connects learners worldwide with practitioners in their field of study. 


Only four courses

Prepare yourself to expand your teaching horizons by preparing to become a school librarian. The K-12 School Librarianship Graduate Certificate is comprised of four courses for a total of 12 credit hours:

  • LIS 5100 - Foundations of Librarianship (3)
  • LIS 5250 - Developing and Managing Collections (3)
  • LIS 5622 - Library Administration and Leadership (3)
  • LIS 5700 - Organizing Information (3)


Admission requirements

Acceptance into the certificate program requires:

  • undergraduate degree in any area from an accredited institution
  • 2.50 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • completion of an online application through the Office of Graduate Studies

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Accreditations and Accolades


UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


Nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians

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