Endorsement – Associate School Library Media Specialist (Alternate Route)

Degree Offered: Endorsement

Concentration: Associate School Library Media Specialist (Alternate Route)

Campus Location

1600 Valley Road Building

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

This program is designed to enable candidates who do not have a New Jersey teaching certificate to become eligible for a certificate as an Associate Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 33 credits of specifically approved courses as listed below. Twenty-four credits are taken in school library media content, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. In addition, the program requires the completion of three specific education courses as listed below to provide the necessary teacher education background for working in a school library. The program is managed and taught by school library professionals and focuses on developing the school library media specialist as a teacher, instructional partner, informational specialist and program administrator in grades preschool through 12. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are accessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and case studies. The program follows the standards of the American Association of School Librarians. This alternate route endorsement program is for candidates who do not have a NJ instructional certificate.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.

Program Requirements:

Endorsement: Associate School Library Media Specialist (Alternate Route)33 credits
Education Courses 9 Credits
CISE 5200 Classroom Management 3
CIEE/CMAT 5110 Educational and Psychological Theories and Applications 3
CIEE 5120 Reading, Language Arts and Literature Literacy and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
CISE 6010 Teaching Strategies in Subject Fields
Concentration Core 24 Credits
ELLM 5130 Foundations of School Librarianship 3
ELLM 5140 Instructional Design 3
ELLM 5150 Technical Processes in School Library Media Centers 3
ELLM 5160 Technologies for Teaching and Learning in School Library Media Centers 3
ELLM 5170 Information Sources and Services 3
ELLM 6110 Management and Supervision of the School Library Media Program 3
ELLM 6120 School Library Media Specialist Selects Literature for the School Age Child 3
ELLM 6210 Field Experiences in School Library Media Centers 3