College of Education and Human Services

School Library Media Specialist Certification

Candidates with an M.A. degree and Standard NJ Instructional Certificate seeking certification only may apply for a School Library Media Specialist Certificate after they have completed the appropriate sequence of online courses listed below.

School Library Media Specialist Certification (24 credits)
For Candidates with an M.A. degree and Standard NJ Instructional Certificate seeking certification only:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
EDST 6216Digital Research & Information Literacy3
EDST 6301Literature for Children and Young Adults3
EDST 6304Production of Instructional Resources3
EDST 6306Instructional Design (Final Semester)3
EDST 6307Integrating Curriculum & Technology3
EDST 6308Org. and Admin. Ed. Media Tech Programs3
EDST 6310Practicum in Ed. Media Services (150 Hours)3
EDST 6315Technical Processes for Ed. Media Resources3

Associate School Library Media (ASLM) Certification

Candidates in the M.A., Instructional Design and Technology Program with a specialization in School Library Media Specialist program may apply for Associate School Library Media (ASLM) Certification after they have completed the appropriate sequence of online courses listed below. ASLM’s are eligible for full employment as school library media specialists while they complete their MA degree.

The ASLM certificate program contains two tracks:
  • Track 1 - 18 credits for candidates with a standard NJ instructional certificate
  • Track 2 - 27 credits for candidates without a standard NJ instructional certificate

Both tracks utilize required online courses from our M.A. program (18 credits).

Track 1: ASLM Candidates with a Standard New Jersey Instructional Certificate (18 Credits)

Concentration Courses (Required)

                                                                                                                                                               
EDST 6216Digital Research & Information Literacy3
EDST 6301Literature for Children and Young Adults3
EDST 6304Production of Instructional Resources I*3
EDST 6307Integrating Curriculum & Technology in the Inclusive Classroom3
EDST 6308Org. and Admin. Ed Media Tech Programs3
EDST 6310Practicum in Ed. Media Services (150 Hours)3

* Production of Instructional Resources I, II, and III may be taken in any sequence. No prerequisite skills required. Any Production course section is applicable for certification.

Track 2: ASLMS Candidates without a Standard New Jersey Instructional Certificate (27 Credits)

Education Courses (Required) (9 credits)

                                                                                 
EDST 6326Advanced Psychology of Learning3
EDST 6440Behavior Disorders and Classroom Management3
EDST 7312Current Issues in School and Society3

Concentration Courses (Required) (18 credits)

                                                                                                                                                               
EDST 6216Digital Research & Information Literacy3
EDST 6301Literature for Children and Young Adults3
EDST 6304Production of Instructional Resources I*3
EDST 6307Integrating Curriculum & Technology in the Inclusive Classroom3
EDST 6308Org. and Admin. Ed. Media Tech Programs3
EDST 6310Practicum in Ed. Media Services (One semester)3

* Production of Instructional Resources I, II, and III may be taken in any sequence. No prerequisite skills required. Any Production course section is applicable for certification.

See the University's graduate catalogue for further details.

For further information contact Dr. Vivienne Carr, Program Director, at (973) 761-9257 or e-mail vivienne.carr@shu.edu.

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