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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in School Librarianship

About the Program

Are you a certified teacher who wants to become a school librarian?

Illinois State University offers coursework in school librarianship designed especially for teachers seeking endorsement as Library Information Specialists. By completing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in School Librarianship, certified teachers complete the 24 credit hours in library science required by the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the endorsement process (the other part consists of passing the content-area exam). Taught by experienced practitioners and University faculty, the courses have been carefully mapped to the Illinois content area standards. 

Courses are taught each semester and scheduled at times convenient for working teachers. Spring and fall semester classes generally meet during the evenings, summer classes during both afternoons and evenings. The core courses are taught largely in an online environment.


The ISU Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program is an endorsement program.  Completion of our program results in the addition of a library science endorsement to your current teaching certificate.  The program is not an initial certification program and cannot grant new or additional certificates.  For questions and clarifications about certification, please contact Anita Beaman.

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Contact Information

Anita Beaman
Milner Library, Campus Box 8900
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790
Phone: (309) 438-2334

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Milner Library
Campus Box 8900
201 North School St.
Normal, Il 61790-8900
Phone: 309.438.3451


Last Updated: 4/30/13