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Application Deadlines

Degree Requirements



Associate Professor

Subramaniam, Mega M., Full Member

Assistant Professor

Clegg, Tamara, Full Member

Professor of Practice

Weeks, Ann C., Adjunct Member

Adjunct Professor

Ching, Edith,

Freeny, Maralita, Adjunct Member

Senior Lecturer

Hill, Renee, Full Member


Freeny, Maralita, Adjunct Member

Taylor, Deborah, Adjunct Member

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School Librarianship (Z114)   

Program Title and Classification

School Librarianship

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Information Studies


The Certificate of Professional Studies in School Librarianship will provide individuals with the coursework required to qualify for certification as a school librarian (library media specialist) in Maryland and in other states with similar certification requirements. The eight required courses, all offered online, may be completed within an 18 month period.


In order to enroll in the certificate program, individuals must have a Master’s of Library and Information Science degree or a Master’s degree in another field of study and a degree in Education or substantial K-12 teaching experience.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The GRE may be waived if an applicant meets the following criteria: he/she is a domestic applicant with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above; or a domestic applicant with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above who has earned a graduate degree(s). (The cumulative undergraduate GPA is calculated by taking the average from all undergraduate courses taken.)
  • CV/Resume

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Rolling until 26 JulyN/A
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Rolling until 26 JulyN/A

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

24 credits required

INST 650: Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments (3 credits)

INST 651: Promoting Rich Learning with Technology (3 credits)

LBSC 641: Selecting and Evaluating of Resources for Learning (3 credits)

LBSC 645: Literature and Materials for Children (3 credits)

LBSC 646: Literature and Materials for Young Adults (3 credits)

LBSC 741: Seminar in School Library Administration (3 credits)

LBSC 742: Collaborative Instructional Design and Evaluation (3 credits)

Students with Education degrees and/or teaching experience are required to take LBSC 671: Creating Information Infrastructures (3 credits)

Students who do not have Education degrees or teaching experience are required to take LBSC 744: Internship in School Libraries (3 credits)




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