School Library Media Certification (Non-degree) (Online)

Requirements: 24 Credit Hours

The courses in this program are offered 100% online.

Admission Requirements


  1. Complete requirements for a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess an Induction or Professional Certificate or equivalent in a teaching field or a Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction Certificate in a teaching field. Persons not holding level four certification may be admitted, however, additional hours will be required.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. For students who do not possess a Level Four Certificate, present official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Students who hold a clear, renewable T-4 certificate are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
  5. Submit a completed "Disclosure and Affirmation Form" that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
  6. Persons seeking initial school library media certification not holding Level Four Certification must submit passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or be exempt by acceptable SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.


Credit Hours
Specific Requirements
FREC   7232Children's Literature3
or FRMS   7331 Early Adolescent Literature
FRIT   7231Instructional Design3
FRIT   7233Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources3
FRIT   7234Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning3
FRIT   7235Digital Learning Environments 13
FRIT   7331Leadership of the School Library Media Program3
FRIT   7332The School Library Literacy Environment3
FRIT   7734Practicum in School Library Media 23
Total Credit Hours24

Requires Instructional Design (FRIT   7231) as a prerequisite


Admission into Practicum in School Library Media (FRIT   7734) requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments

Other Program Requirements

  • Must maintain an account on the College’s electronic data-management system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • Instructional Technology Foundations (ITEC   7530) (or equivalent course) may not be used as credit toward certification.
  • Claim Georgia Southern University as your program provider in your MyPSC Account during your first term of enrollment (see information under MyPSC Account in Graduate Catalog, College of Education).


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P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-3166
Fax: (912) 478-5093