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

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.

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

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.

Course Requirements: 36 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


One of the following: 3 Credits

ELCL 6190 Applied Developmental Psychology 3
TBED 5420 Multiculturalism & Acculturation 3

Electives: (Choose 3) 9 Credits

ELRL 6040 Recent Trends in Children's Literature 3
ELRL 6260 Literature for Adolescents 3

ELCL 6050 Educational Technology Foundations
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
Exit Requirement
  • Successful completion of curriculum
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