School Media Certification

The School of Library and Information Science offers a state-approved distance education program leading to endorsement as a school media specialist (K-12), which includes School Library Media Certification and an M.A. degree.

Students in the Teacher Librarian Program should plan to take 6 hours per semester for 6 semesters, including two summers, in order to complete the TL endorsement and the MA in LIS degree. (TL curriculum) Students who are interested in school librarianship but do not have an Iowa teaching license may take an additional 30 semester hours in the College of Education in order to qualify for the teaching license.

Licensed teachers who are currently employed in Iowa schools and who would like to pursue school librarianship may apply to the Teacher Librarian Program to earn the MA in library and information science and the school library media endorsement.