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Library Media Endorsement - Prerequisites and Admissions

Important announcement about applications

New application system coming soon for those planning to enroll in winter 2016 or beyond. Click here for more details about this new application system. If you would like to begin preparing your application materials or apply to an earlier term, see application requirements below.

Prerequisites and Tests

Prerequisites for Library Media Endorsement

  • CI 432/532 Computer Applications for the Classroom*

Choose either:

*PSU accepts the following courses in substitution of CI 432:

  • Portland Community College ED 136
  • Western Oregon University ED 421
  • Clackamas Community College ED 235

**PSU accepts the following courses in substitution of LIB 428:

  • Portland Community College ED 112 
  • Mount Hood Community College ENG 221 
  • Chemekata Community College ECE 154 
  • Clark College (Vancouver) ECE 116
  • Possibly Clackamas Community College ECE 154 with a copy of the syllabus and a waiver request.

*Waiver form:pdf please complete the Library Media waiver form to request a prerequisite waiver or course substitution.

Submit to:
Graduate School of Education
Portland State University
Attention: Mark Wallace, FAB 290-06
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207 


Application Process

Formal admission to both PSU and the Library Media Program is required for participation in any of the Library Media programs.

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a strong academic record.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Hold a current teaching license

Admission to the endorsement requires two applications:

Step 1: PSU Graduate Application
  • In order to be "officially" admitted to PSU, you must take a course during the term in which you request to be admitted. If you do not take a class during your term of admission, your admission will be canceled. 
  • When you go to the PSU application site (linked above) and create an application, you're going to want to select the following when it asks you for these specific entries:
    • Student type: Graduate Master
    • Planned curriculum: Education: Curriculum & Instruction, MS
Step 2: Graduate School of Education department application
  1. Use this link to access Tk20 and create a free application account (if you already have an application account, use it instead of creating a new one), then log in to your account.
  2. Click the “Create a New Application” button, then select and complete the CI Added Endorsement Application.
  3. Fully complete all pages of the online application. You can save and return to your application before it is completed if necessary, however you must click the "Submit Application Now" button when it is complete.
  4. If you are planning on earning your masters in Curriculum and Instruction at the same time as your endorsement, use the CI Master's Program application (either on campus or online) instead.

After submitting your application you will be able to track the review process through this site, so be sure to write down your username and password.

When the review process is completed, applicants are notified of their admission status by letter.

Applicants must begin the program in the term for which they are accepted.

Accepted students will be assessed:

  •  A one-time matriculation fee if this is their first admission to a graduate program at PSU as of Fall 2009.