Jan 29, 2023  
2021-22 NSU Graduate Catalog 
2021-22 NSU Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School Library Media Specialist Certificate

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OSRHE Program Code: 140
CIP Code: 250101

Certificate Code: 3310

Specialty Accreditation

NSU’s educator preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), www.caepnet.org, (1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, 202-223-0077), and/or the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (840 Research Parkway, Suite 455, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-522-5399), www.ok.gov/oeqa

Credential Requirements

As a prerequisite for program admission, candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a standard teaching certificate or teaching license or be eligible for an alternative certification program with a plan of study for certification on file with NSU’s Teacher Certification office. All candidates seeking certification need to take the state certification test for library media specialist at the completion of the program. There are fees associated with certification testing which is administered by an outside agency under contract with the Oklahoma Office of Education Quality and Accountability. If seeking certification in any state other than Oklahoma, it is recommended that individuals contact the appropriate State Department for guidelines so they can be built into the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Participate as active partners in the teaching and learning process.
  2. Use strategies to foster learner motivation to read for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
  3. Lead and collaborate with members of the learning community to effectively design and implement solutions that positively impact learner growth and strengthen the role of the school library.
  4. Apply strategies to evaluate information and resources to support the school’s curriculum and learning goals.
  5. Model and teach ethical use of information and technology in the creation of new knowledge.

Admission and Retention

Students must be admitted to the Graduate College. In addition, for admission to the School Library Media Specialist Certificate program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Qualified for a standard Oklahoma teacher’s license/certificate or have passed the Oklahoma General Education Test and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination.
  2. Hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

To be recommended for certification, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and pass the state teacher certification examination for school library media specialist.

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