California Teacher Librarian Services Credential

California Teacher Librarian Services Credential

California Teacher Librarian Services Credential

Enhance Learning Experiences

Fresno Pacific University’s California Teacher Librarian Services Credential program is a fully online program. This program will enable you to impact students in the classroom, library, and digital learning environments. Become an information specialist who can effectively integrate information resources and technology.

Creation and Instruction

You’ll learn how to instruct students in accessing, evaluating, using and integrating information and resources. In addition, you’ll gain increased responsibilities, including choosing resources, developing curricular programs and providing professional development to peers/faculty. Evolve the classroom experience using your teaching background as a foundation.

Personalize Learning

Program coursework includes researching and implementing topics related to the school library program. In addition, you’ll exhibit best practices to meet today’s education challenges. Those who complete the program can develop careers in a variety of roles such as teacher librarian, technology coach or subject matter expert.

 

Why FPU Online?

  • NO GMAT OR GRE

  • Accessible – 100% online, comprehensive curriculum; courses can be taken on non-matriculated basis

  • Preparational – Earn your California Teacher Librarian Services Credential and develop school library and educational technology services

  • Accredited – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing & WASC

  • Timely – California Teacher Librarian Credential - 27 units

  • Relational – Learn from an experienced teacher librarian faculty, join a broad network of educators and collaborate with like-minded peers

  • Relevant – Focus on educational resources in all forms and its use in the school library with a particular emphasis on educational technology

  • Ethical – Value-driven curriculum designed to help you meet student needs and support others

  • Flexible – Support coursework for individuals wishing to obtain National Board Certification in Library Media, an alternate path to obtaining the California Teacher Librarian Services Credential, is available. Individuals do not need to complete the entire program; individuals who wish to take only two to three library courses to satisfy state certification requirements may register for specific courses as advised by the program director

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for California Teacher Librarian Credential holders include:

  • Teacher Librarian

  • Technology Coach

  • Subject Matter Expert

 

Admissions Requirements


Teacher Librarian Curriculum

The following courses are required as part of your Teacher Librarian Masters Degree curriculum:

LIB 705 – Information Technologies 3 Units
This course enables candidates to become technologically competent teacher librarians. Throughout the course, candidates will learn how to evaluate and effectively use a variety of information and communication technology (ICT) resources that are essential to the school library program. Students will also explore the application of learning theory to a digital environment.

LIB 710 – Instructional Partnerships 3 Units 
This course provides an overview of the mission of the school library media program and the instructional partner and teacher roles of the teacher librarian. Students will investigate and use a variety of instructional strategies and assessment tools in collaboration with classroom teachers and educational partners to plan a unit based upon school library standards, academic content standards and learners’ interests and diverse needs.

LIB 715 – Administration of the School Media Center 3 Units 
This course prepares students to fulfill the program administrator and leadership roles of the teacher librarian. They will develop and implement policies, procedures and services to successfully manage the school media center and its personnel. A variety of professional resources and research are introduced to enable candidates to advocate for effective school library programs.

LIB 720 – Selection and Organization of Learning Resources 3 Units 
This course prepares candidates to evaluate, select and organize physical, digital and virtual learning resources. Candidates will gain skills to develop, manage and provide equitable access to a collection of resources designed to meet the diverse needs of the school community. Prerequisites: Take LIB 715

LIB 725 – Information Services 3 Units
This course prepares candidates to provide information services within the school library program. Information services include the selection and use of reference materials in seeking answers to questions, facilitation of students’ independent access and evaluation of sources of information, and the modeling and communication of the ethical and legal use of information. Prerequisites: Take LIB-720

LIB 732 – Evaluation and Promotion of Children’s Literature 3 Units 
This course focuses upon the reading and evaluation of a variety of genres and formats of children’s literature for use within the school library program. Students will evaluate, design and engage in a variety of activities to promote the reading of children’s literature and collaborate with educational partners to reinforce literacy instruction in addressing the diverse needs and interest of all learners.

LIB 736 – Evaluation and Promotion of Young Adult Literature 3 Units 
This course focuses upon the reading and evaluation of a variety of genres and formats of young adult literature for use within the school library program. Candidates will evaluate, design, and engage in a variety of activities to promote the reading of young adult literature and collaborate with educational partners to reinforce literacy instruction in addressing the diverse needs and interests of all learners.

LIB 740 – Digital Literacy 3 Units
This course focuses upon the use of digital technologies to design, implement and evaluate standards-based learning experiences for diverse student populations. Special emphasis is placed upon the modeling and communication of the ethical, legal and safe use of information and technology, including digital citizenship, to all educational stakeholders. Prerequisites: LIB 710 LIB 720 LIB 725

LIB 792 – Field Studies in School Librarianship 3 Units 
This course serves as the capstone experience for the teacher librarian program. Students will expand their knowledge of school librarianship by engaging in 105 hours of a variety of field experience activities. Candidates will focus upon implementing activities that were introduced or designed in previous courses and will reflect upon their professional learning by completing an ePortfolio that demonstrates how they have met each Teacher Librarian PSLO. Prerequisites: Take LIB-740; Students may take up to two semesters to complete the course; Graded C/NC; May not be audited