TL Academics


Academics — Teacher Librarian

The California Teacher Librarian Services Credential program requires the completion of 31 units, including the School Library Fieldwork Capstone course. Students have the option to complete additional courses and earn a Master of Library and Information Science degree, expanding their career opportunities in the information professions.

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Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a Teacher Librarian Services Credential from California:

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

If you are interested in a Teacher Librarian Services Credential from a state other than California, please 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 course work or if you are expected to meet all of the requirements for a California Teacher Librarian Services Credential.