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

This online program is designed to prepare to prepare previously certified teachers with a master’s degree to obtain a New Jersey certification as a School Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 36 credits of specifically approved courses, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. The program 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 assessed 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 in the University Course Catalog
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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)

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
  • A standard New Jersey teaching certificate.
  • College of Education DAP Group Interview
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master's degree in related field (e.g. MEd)
Contact Us

Dr. Ellen Pozzi
Program Director, Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
Phone: 973-720-3784
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4089 
Email: pozzie@wpunj.edu