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School Library Media Specialist Endorsement: Option 3

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Initial License and PreK-12 School Librarian Endorsement

For those who hold an ALA-accredited master’s degree (see the note below) and have approval of the faculty advisor, the requirements are a maximum of 24 hours within the school’s program, including the required Information Sciences 595. In addition, students must complete two corequisite courses from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (6 credit hours) beyond the required 24 hours. These courses are listed under Track 1.

The courses required to fulfill this option are determined on an individual basis, upon completion of a transcript evaluation. 

Upon completion of the requirements, students will earn a Tennessee State Department of Education license and an Endorsement as a School Librarian.

Note: Library and Information Science courses from schools not accredited by the American Library Association are not eligible for transfer into our program, so you would need to refer to Option 1.