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Teacher Librarian Credential Programs


Finding a Teacher Librarian Credential Program in California

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

The Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program at Azusa Pacific University is a cutting-edge online program that prepares candidates for the specialized and comprehensive role of school librarianship in California’s pluralistic schools and communities. The program prepares librarian services teachers as leaders who positively influence their sphere of education.

Dr. Maria Pacino, mpacino@apu.edu.
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Cal State, Long Beach, CA

The Librarian Program at CSULB is designed to prepare fully-qualified, outstanding librarian professionals, and emphasizes meeting the information, educational technology and reading needs of diverse populations. It offers a Teacher Librarian Services Credential.

The state and NCATE-accredited program is based on the principles and philosophy of the American Association of School Librarians, emphasizing the information professional roles of teaching for learning, building the learning environment, and empowering learning through leadership.

The program is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity for diverse populations. Assignments, readings, and course objectives emphasize the importance of multicultural / multilingual programs and materials. Course delivery is provided in face-to-face and online formats, usually in a blended format, to meet the needs of various communities.

Dr. Lesley Farmer
California State University Long Beach
Librarianship Program Coordinator
562-985-4509 Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu

Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA

The Teacher Librarian Program offers fully online coursework leading to a Teacher Librarian Services Credential and a Master of Arts in Education with a school library and information technology emphasis. The mission of the Teacher Librarian Program is to prepare professional teacher librarians to provide quality library media programs in K-12 schools. The effective teacher librarian works collaboratively with classroom teachers to develop and implement standards-based learning experiences for diverse student populations; selects, organizes, manages, and promotes the use of learning resources in all formats; and instructs students and staff in the critical evaluation, appropriate access, and effective use of information.

Melanie Lewis, 559-453-5576, melanie.lewis@fresno.edu
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San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Convenient online program designed for aspiring teacher librarians, also referred to as school media specialists. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), coursework focuses on the skills needed for professional employment in K-12 school libraries, including collaboration, instructional strategies in information literacy and digital literacy, school leadership, and program administration. Students can expand their knowledge and career opportunities by pursuing both their Teacher Librarian Services credential and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree simultaneously. Teacher librarianship is one of the exciting career pathways students can follow within the MLIS program, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association.

Mary Ann Harlan maryann.harlan@sjsu.edu
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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