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Many students who already holding a professional teaching license in another area or who already have a master's degree want to earn a library media license without getting another degree.
To get the 1902 licensure as a library media specialist, these students must complete a program of eight content courses and one to two practicum experiences. This may be done at the undergraduate level up to the practicum courses which are at the graduate level. This can save a substantial amount of money if the individual does not want to work on a master's degree. Once taken at the undergraduate level, a course cannot be converted to a graduate level course. The courses can also be taken at the graduate level as a non-candidate for degree if there is any chance that the student wants to eventually move into a graduate degree program. The following courses are required for licensure. The first number is the undergraduate course number and the second one the graduate number. Download and print the add-on license program requirements to track your progress on this license.
|LIBMEDIA 350: Finding and Using Information OR LIBMEDIA 756: Virtual Libraries (fall 2017 or later version)|
|LIBMEDIA 434 / 634: Digital Tools for Learning|
|LIBMEDIA 440: Information Literacy OR LIBMEDIA 752: Design of Curriculum for Inquiry|
|LIBMEDIA 451 / 651: Organizing Information|
|LIBMEDIA 454 / 654: Library Administration|
|ELEMMID 362 / 562: Children's Literature|
|ENGLISH 310/ 510 OR LIBMEDIA 343/543: Young Adult Literature|
|LIBMEDIA 455: Librarians as Leaders OR LIBMEDIA 751: Leadership and Administration of Library and Technology Programs Pre-requisite: Library Administration|
|GPA in library courses before practicum (must be 3.0 or higher for content courses)|
|If student is eligible for a Wisconsin teaching license in another area and not working in a school as a professional educator (6 credits)
If the student is eligible for a Wisconsin teaching license in another area and working in a school as a professional educator (3 credits)
|Capstone portfolio at end of practicum|
For those working on a minor in school libraries along with a teaching license in another area, the general education and education coursework will be done as part of their teaching major. They will do two practicum courses to add the 1902 license.