Associate School Library Media Specialist Endorsement (for those with NJ Instructional Certificate)

This online program is designed to prepare previously certified teachers to obtain New Jersey certification as an Associate Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 24 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 12. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are accessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and case studies. This endorsement program is for candidates who have a NJ instructional certificate.

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Advisor: Professor Ellen Pozzi
Phone: 973-720-3784
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4028

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A standard New Jersey instructional certificate
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Course Requirements: 24 Credits


Course Number and Title


Concentration Core: 24 Credits

ELLM 5130 Foundations of School Librarianship


ELLM 5140 Instructional Design


ELLM 5150 Technical Processes for School Library Media Centers


ELLM 5160 Technologies for Teaching and Learning in School Library Media Centers


ELLM 5170 Information Sources and Services


ELLM 6110 Management and Supervision of the School Library Media Program


ELLM 6120 School Library Media Specialist Selects Literature for the School Age Child


ELLM 6210 Field Experiences in School Library Media Centers


Exit Requirement
  • Successful completion of curriculum
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