School Library Media Specialist (for those with masters degree and NJ Instructional Certificate)

Program Advisor:
Ellen Pozzi
Phone: 973-720-3784
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4082

Program Description:

This program is designed to prepare to prepare previously certified teachers with a master’s degree to obtain a New Jersey certifucation 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 12. 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 NJ instructional certificate.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: School Library Media Specialist, CERT

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Entry Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master's degree in related field (e.g. M.Ed.)
  • A standard New Jersey instructional certificate.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Exit Requirement:

  • Successful completion of curriculum