Endorsement – School Library Media Specialist

Endorsement – School Library Media Specialist

Degree Offered: Endorsement

Concentration: School Library Media Specialist


Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
December 1st: Summer (May intake) 


Program Description:

This program is designed to prepare to prepare previously certified teachers with a master’s degree to obtain a New Jersey endorsement as a school library media specialist. The program requires the completion of 36 credits of specifically approved courses as listed below, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. 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 twelve. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are accessed by professional application projects, field experiences, research, and case studies. The program follows the standards of the American Association of School Librarians. This endorsement program is for candidates who have a master's degree as well as a New Jersey instructional certificate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.
  • A standard New Jersey teaching certificate.
  • Master’s degree in related field (e.g. MED).

Program Requirements:

  • 36 credits of graduate study.
Endorsement: School Library Media Specialist36 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 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
One of the Following Courses:
ELCL 6190 Applied Developmental Psychology 3
TBED 5420 Multiculturalism and Acculturation 3
Electives (Choose 3 Courses)
ELRL 6040 Recent Trends in Children's Literature 3
ELRL 6260 Literature for Adolescents 3
ELCL 6050 Educational Technology Foundations 3
ELCL 6110 Designing and Facilitating Technology-Integrated Learning 3
ELCL 6120 Assessing Educational Achievement with Technology 3
ELCL 6240 Technology-Mediated Learning 3
ELCL 6250 Leadership and Learning Technologies 3