Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

School Library Media Certificate Program (Online)

Location(s): Fully Online

Requirements: 24-27 Credit Hours

The courses in this program are offered 100% online.

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.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  1. Complete requirements for a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Candidates may or may not possess a teaching certificate:
    1. Candidates who possess or are eligible for a renewable Georgia level four teaching certificate; or who possess an equivalent outofstate certificate should submit a copy of their certification. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion. 126 Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement (Online)
    2. Candidates may also pursue this program without prior Georgia certification as initial certification in Georgia. Candidates may be subject to additional course and program requirements for certification.
  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.

Program of Study

Total Credit Hours: 24-27

1 Requires FRIT 7231 Instructional Design  as a prerequisite
2 Admission into FRIT 7734 Practicum in School Library Media  requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments. This course is designed for candidates who already possess teacher certification in Georgia.
3 Admission into FRIT 7734 Practicum in School Library Media  requires completion of all program specific required courses and acceptable level performance on all program key assessments. Candidates who are not certified to teach in Georgia enroll in Clinical Practice in School Library Media FRIT 7765 Clinical Practice in School Library Media  in place of FRIT 7734 Practicum in School Library Media .

Other Program Requirements

  • If the student does not possess a level four certificate in a teaching field, a course in the identification and instruction of children with special needs is required for school library certification (S-5), and a grade of B or higher must be earned. This course should be selected following consultation with an advisor.
  • Must maintain an account on the College’s electronic datamanagement system.
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.
  • ITEC 7530 Instructional Technology Foundations  (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.


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)