Required Coursework

The Teacher Librarian program coursework is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Teacher Librarian program requires the completion of 31 units, including the school library fieldwork capstone course. While not required, Teacher Librarian program students are encouraged to complete additional elective courses and earn their Master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Requirements for a CA Teacher Librarian certificate need the following:

  • A valid California Professional Clear Credential
  • Basic Skill Authorization
  • English Language Learner Authorization

If you are interested in a Teacher Librarian Services Credential from a state other than California, check with that state's Department of Education for its requirements before undertaking this program. It is important to check with your home state to determine if it only requires approved coursework or if you are expected to meet all of the requirements for a CA Teacher Librarianship certificate.

Required Coursework for Teacher Librarian Candidates 

These courses are approved for the California Teacher Librarian Services Credential. If you are interested in a Teacher Librarian credential from a state other than California, check with that state's Department of Education for its requirements before undertaking this program.

 The Teacher Librarian Services Credential in California requires completion of 31 units.

Core Courses:

Program Curriculum and Technology:

Information Services and Materials:

Capstone Course:

 

These courses are approved for the California Teacher Librarian Services Credential.  Please note that the California Teacher Librarian Services Credential (link is external) also requires a pre-requisite California Professional Clear Credential, an English Language Authorization (link is external), and Basic Skills Competencies (CBEST) (link is external).

 


Required Coursework for the MLIS Degree

Students in our Teacher Librarian program have the option to complete additional elective courses and earn their ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, expanding their career opportunities in the information professions. To complete the required 43 units of coursework for the MLIS degree, students add four more courses to the 31 units of required coursework for the Teacher Librarian Services Credential – nine more elective units and INFO 289 Advanced Topics in Library and Information Science (e-Portfolio)  or INFO 299 Thesis.

Recommended Elective Courses for the MLIS in support of Teacher Librarianship:

Teacher Librarian Program Snapshot