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Library Media Endorsement

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The GSE is examining the Library Media endorsement program this fall (2015), and is considering some possible programmatic changes, assessing the needs of the schools, and learning more about the interests of teachers.  If you are currently planning to complete your endorsement, you must complete all required coursework, including both practica, by summer 2016. Please contact Dave Bullock at for an advising session. 

Note: You must be currently enrolled in the current fall 2015 term courses, and admitted to the program by the end of fall 2015, to complete the full program by summer 2016.

If you currently have a teaching license and are interested in earning the Library Media endorsement at a future date, please complete our interest form. You will be added to our mailing list and receive information about the status of the program and any potential future cohorts. 

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The Library Media Endorsement Program is a comprehensive set of courses that prepares people to be competent PreK-12 library media specialists. Recommendation for the Endorsement to be added to a current teaching license is made to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) upon successful completion of this program and the candidate's receipt of passing scores on the Library Media NES Exam.

Coursework is based on the standards of the American Association of School Librarians for school library media specialist preparation. Classes are either fully online or hybrid with one to three face to face class meetings. Accommodations can be made for those who live at a distance from PSU.

Library Media students also learn by working directly in the field through practica. These opportunities allow students to make practical use of what they learn in their coursework in a school setting.

Program highlights

Practical experience: Apply classroom ideas to actual field practice through an individualized professional development practicum plan at two levels (elementary, middle, and/or secondary). 

Experienced instructors: Learn from qualified school personnel and PSU faculty currently implementing and studying aspects emphasized in the program.

Collegial environment: Network and support one another more effectively by participating with colleagues throughout the entire program in a educational community.

Distance delivery: For partially online courses, decide when to study and interact with your professors and classmates—days, evenings, or weekends—anywhere there's a personal computer and an internet connection.

Download the Library Media Endorsement Handbook


Click here for information on available scholarships, financial aid, and estimated program costs.