Online Graduate Certificate – Library Media

Position yourself to turn a new page in your education career as a school librarian or library media specialist.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover our online Graduate Certificate – Library Media program

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The online Graduate Certificate – Library Media program from EWU is a convenient pathway to help working professionals like you prepare for new career opportunities in school libraries and beyond. In just a few months, you can grow your passion to help students become enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.

Through 100 percent online coursework taught by experienced faculty, you will develop enhanced expertise in librarian leadership and administration. Explore key functions of the library media specialist, including technology-embedded instruction, information and resource literacy, as well as media collection management. The rigorous curriculum consists of six library media specialization courses and an internship with a mentor librarian. You will also create a portfolio displaying work integral to being a skilled library media educator.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online library media specialist certificate program, you will learn to:

  • design and build library collections that align with the educational goals of a school;
  • develop lesson plans that investigate and utilize tools for information problem-solving process in a digital world;
  • improve the digital literacy skills of students within an educational environment.
  • design and build library collections that align with the educational goals of a school;
  • develop lesson plans that investigate and utilize tools for information problem-solving process in a digital world;
  • improve the digital literacy skills of students within an educational environment.

Also available online:

If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your online Master of Education – Library Media from EWU.

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Completing your certificate at EWU is more affordable than you might expect

This affordable online Graduate Certificate – Library Media program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

Calendar


Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

The online Graduate Certificate – Library Media program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


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We’ve streamlined the Graduate Certificate – Library Media online admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.

Admission Requirements:

  • Teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

Online Graduate Certificate – Library Media Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Dianne Selcho at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

Courses


A look at the online Graduate Certificate – Library Media curriculum

In order to earn the EWU online Graduate Certificate – Library Media, you must complete nine courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Advanced study of literature based teaching. Explores ways of building a literate classroom by connecting children and books with special ways on supporting students in becoming fluent readers. Understand how to select and adapt instructional content, including technology-based materials. Demonstrate knowledge of the range of genre, text types, and text language in classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students will investigate concepts and tools of the information problem-solving process in a digital world, including process models, digital citizenship, and online resources. Students will demonstrate their understanding of relevant concepts and resources through discussion, responses to information inquiry case studies, and the creation of a technology-enhanced lesson plan.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, students will learn about collection development policies and procedures, and about sources of information for evaluation and acquisition of print and nonprint materials. Students will learn how to evaluate, select and maintain resources to provide library collections that are integral to the educational goals of the school.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, future librarians will demonstrate teaching skills in literacy, collaboration, and integrating information literacy with content curriculum. Students will design lesson plans and a unit that use standards in the content areas, as well as the standards for school librarians and technology literacy standards. Future librarians will also consider ways that students access technology, including the digital divide and collaborative tools.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, teacher-librarians will learn leadership and administrator skills. This knowledge will then influence student learning within the educational community. Students gain an understanding of the role the library plays in a democratic society. Other focused leadership topics include development, implementation, and evaluation of the school library media program, alongside the management of personnel, information systems, resources, and facilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, students will work with information standards, school goals, and objectives in mind to develop collaborative relationships within the school and community. The teacher librarian will deliver integrated instruction, reading advocacy, and information services while working with content area teachers. Students will write lesson plans that integrate informational literacy outcomes for students, including finding multiple and varied resources.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will demonstrate understanding of librarianship in the K-12 setting by completing several hands-on activities throughout the course of an internship at a school library. Students will work with a mentor librarian and by the end of this course, be able to use theory and common practices to conceptualize library use in physical and virtual spaces. In addition, students will have an opportunity to review a library media specialist’s role in collaboration with stakeholders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will demonstrate understanding of librarianship in the K-12 setting by completing several hands-on activities throughout the course of an internship at a school library. Students will work with a mentor librarian and by the end of this course, be able to use theory and common practices to conceptualize library use in physical and virtual spaces. In addition, students will have an opportunity to review a library media specialist’s role in collaboration with stakeholders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that contains pieces of their work from courses throughout their library media MEd program and/or certificate. Students should be able to refer back to this portfolio as they seek jobs, or as a resource once they are in a classroom teaching. Each of the components that students are required to include in this portfolio are integral to be a skilled library media educator and each component aligns with the program level objectives.

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