The purpose of the Graduate Certificate for School Library Information Specialists is to provide practical training to individuals who are presently teaching or are interested in obtaining teacher licensure with a specialization as a School Library Information Specialist (TN DOE endorsement for Library Information Specialist PreK-12 - 473).
Students wanting to earn the Graduate Certificate for School Library Information Specialists must have an earned Master’s degree and apply to be accepted in this graduate certificate program. Applicants must also hold a current teaching license or be in the process of obtaining teacher licensure. The courses may be completed as part of a degree program with the SLIS program coordinator and graduate advisor’s approval.
A total of twenty-one (21) credit hours are required to complete this program.
The student must complete all seven required courses with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, for a total of 21 credit hours.
In the semester of the advanced clinical practicum, the student must submit a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the COE Graduate Analyst in Ball Hall 215 (3798 Walker Ave., Memphis, TN 38152) by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.