SILS and UNC's School of Education offer online courses designed to meet the certification requirements for lateral entry prospective and provisionally certified school librarians.
This program is specifically designed for persons who possess a master of library science degree, but do not have North Carolina school library media certification.
The course offerings also provide an excellent opportunity for prospective students exploring a career in school library media.
Courses will be delivered via a combination of one to three face-to-face weekend meetings in Chapel Hill. The remainder of course assignments and materials will be delivered via the Internet.
Participants need have only basic computer skills, such as the ability to surf the Internet, use e-mail, open PowerPoint and media files, and send and receive text documents.
For a list of current course offerings, visit the School Library Media Coordinator Program Web site.
Multiple registration options are available:
A student may take an individual course as an “off-campus” student. This option may be especially useful for students who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a school library media coordinator by taking a class or two before committing to a full program. Click here for a registration form.
Students will need the name of the course, the number, and the section number (for example, The School Library Media Center, INLS 744, Section O1W).
Students may also apply for the North Carolina certification program and register to take courses through off-campus credit studies. Documents describing the licensure-only option for school library media coordinators are available.
To apply for the tailored certification program as a licensure-only student, please complete the application form.
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