School Library Media Certificate Program (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.
    This program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as a program leading to certification in Instructional Technology. Completing the program will prepare candidates for certification, but candidates should consult with program faculty, the College of Education Graduate Academic Services Center, or the Georgia Professional Standards Commission regarding current certification rules upon entering the program. 
  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. Submit a completed "Disclosure and Affirmation Form" that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
  5. 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 Literature 3
or FRMS   7331 Early Adolescent Literature
FRIT   7231Instructional Design 3
FRIT   7233Selection and Development of Digital Tools and Resources 3
FRIT   7234Information Fluency and Inquiry Learning 3
FRIT   7235Digital Learning Environments 13
FRIT   7331Leadership of the School Library Media Program 3
FRIT   7332The School Library Literacy Environment 3
FRIT   7734Practicum in School Library Media 23
Total Credit Hours24

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).


Graduate Academic Services Center (GASC)
P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1447
Fax: (912) 478-5093