The Curriculum & Instruction Program
School Library Media Studies Sequence
- Strand Description
- Requisite Skills
- Application Information
- Integration with CI Program
- Contact Information
A series of courses to help educators gain licensure as school library media specialists. The content of the coursework addresses the essential competencies required by the State of Vermont. Upon completion of the series, qualified individuals may request transcript analysis by the State Department of Education. Currently, licensure is not automatic.
While the sequence originated with practicing educators in mind, it is by no means aimed exclusively at teachers. For most educators who are already certified, the basic courses in the series will provide competencies leading to licensure. For those who are not currently certified educators, additional competencies will be required, which may be obtained through related coursework. A conversation with Judy Kaplan, the coordinator of the sequence, will help determine the extent of those requirements for each individual. For those who need to gain particular competencies, individual courses may be taken. For licensed school library media specialists, courses in the sequence may serve as an important resource for professional development or recertification credits.
Skills such as use of the internet, email, word processing, and
knowledge of basic software are necessary. Students can receive support
from the Continuing Education office in using the Blackboard on-line
course format throughout the series of courses.
There is no application process for the sequence. You simply need to register for a course when it is offered. Courses have enrollment limits, so we encourage you to enroll early. You should possess a bachelor’s degree to enroll in courses offered in the sequence.
You should also obtain preliminary evaluation of your
educational and professional background from the Vermont Department of
Education Licensing Office, 802-828-2445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early transcript analysis is encouraged so you can identify which
required competencies you need to acquire. The licensing office website
can be found at www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/maincert.html.
Courses in the Library Media strand can be applied to the
30-credit Master of Education Curriculum & Instruction
Program. Students who wish to pursue this option should declare
their intent early in their studies so they can receive proper
Questions specific to the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
be directed to Maureen Neumann, Program Coordinator. In
addition, students interested in applying to the M.Ed. Curriculum &
Instruction Program must apply for acceptance into the program through
the Graduate College. Application materials can be obtained at http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/
are submitted electronically to the Graduate College.
Questions regarding the library media sequence can be directed to Judy Kaplan at 802-656-0769 or Judith.Kaplan@uvm.edu.
Program Coordinator School Library Media Studies Sequence
802.656.2085 or 800.639.3210
Last modified February 17 2012 11:34 AM