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School Library Media Specialist Endorsement: Option 1

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Masters, Initial License, and PreK-12 School Librarian Endorsement

For those who do not hold an American Library Association accredited master’s degree, the requirements for initial licensure and PreK-12 School Library Endorsement include the three required courses (INSC 510, 520, and 530) plus INSC 551, 560, 571, 572, 573, 580, 581, 595. In addition, students must complete two co-requisite courses from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (six credit hours) that do not count toward the master's degree requirements. These courses include:

  • Educational Psychology 401 (3 hours) Professional studies: applied educational psychology. Application of concepts, principles, techniques and models from Educational Psychology to facilitate student learning and creation of effective classroom environments.
  • Special Education 402 (3 hours) Characteristics and needs of students with disabilities and diverse learners with emphasis on educational implications. Techniques, strategies and resources for teaching students with special learning, behavioral or medical needs, and the requirements of special education laws.

Upon completion of the requirements, students will earn a Master’s Degree in Information Science and a Tennessee State Department of Education license as a School Librarian.

The advising sheet for this option is available here, and gives more information about the course titles and when the various courses are taught.