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School of Information Graduate Certificate Programs

LIS Post Master's Certificate Program

The exponential growth of recorded knowledge and the advent of digital technology have combined to transform librarianship. This transformation means an entirely new skill set is required of librarians today. Librarians enrolled in this certificate will update their skills and renew their knowledge in light of the new technological changes in the profession. Most courses within this program are fully online.

For students who wish to continue their education and professional development after earning an accredited library and information science master's degree, the School offers an 18 hour certificate. More information may be found by going to the USF Graduate Certificates page and reviewing the criteria for the LIS post master's certificate. Students must hold a master's degree from an ALA and regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

School Library Media Specialists Certificate Program

For students who do not wish to pursue the M.A. degree, the School offers an 18 hour certificate in school media. More information may be found by going to the USF Graduate Certificates page and reviewing the criteria for the School Library Media Specialist Certificate.

This certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of those persons who wish to take the FTCE subject area exam for school media specialist K-12. Alternatively it would also be valuable for those persons who have taken and passed the FTCE subject area test and are eligible for certification as school library media specialist but wish to become more aware of the roles and responsibilities of the media specialist.

Those earning a school media certificate are still required to take the Florida Teacher Certifcation Examination in Educational Media Specialist.

For more information about the test...