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Teacher Librarian Credential Programs

Finding a Teacher Librarian Credential Program in California

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

The Library Media Teacher (LMT) Credential Program is offered online. The program “prepares candidates for the specialized and comprehensive role of school librarianship in California’s pluralistic schools and communities.” Prepares library media teachers as educational leaders in technology, literacy, and diversity.

Dr. Maria Pacino,
Teacher Librarian Services Credential (Online) External link opens in new window or tab.

Cal State, Long Beach, CA

“The Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program at CSULB is designed to prepare fully-qualified, outstanding teachers librarians for Kindergarten through grade twelve schools in California. The program is based on the principles and philosophy stated in Information Power, the guidelines published by the American Association of School Librarians: "The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information." We emphasize the triple role of the teacher librarian as Teacher, Information Specialist, and Instructional Consultant.”

Dr. Lesley Farmer, 562-985-4509,

Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA and other locations

Teacher librarian credential program and master of arts in education. Coursework is fully online. “This program provides the knowledge and skills for teachers to become: active partners in the teaching and learning process; instructional leaders in restructuring the education program; administrators of library management, policies, and procedures; communicators and promoters of library issues; sensitive to diverse cultural and ethnic needs of the school community.”

Melanie Lewis, 559-453-5576,
Teacher librarian credential program
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San Jose State University, San Jose, CA and other locations

Teacher librarian credential and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, accredited by the American Library Association. All courses offered fully online. “Almost all jobs now require the teacher librarian to be knowledgeable in a wide variety of print and electronic technologies—not just books. Our courses combine the best of the old while integrating the latest information technologies. Examples: build basic literacy with books and other traditional media plus electronic resources; teach the research process as you help students learn how to learn in the world of information technology; help students find, retrieve, evaluate, and use quality information in an ever-deepening swirl of data and noise; help students use information technology creatively, critically, and ethically as they become independent learners; work with teachers to build successful units of instruction incorporating technology that really enhances learning.”

Mary Ann Harlan
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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