Students who hold a master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution may apply for admission to the School Library Media Certification program. The number of hours required to complete the program depends on the prior educational background of the student. Students exit the program eligible for S-5 level certification in School Library Media (after also passing the GACE Media Specialist content exam).
Students may begin the program any semester. Specific course requirements are determined through consultation with academic advisors. Any changes in the projected sequence need to be determined jointly between student and advisor in order for the student to be able to complete the program in a timely manner.
Required orientation materials are available online.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
This program accredited by NCATE.
Credit & Transfer
Total semester hours required to earn a degree: Varied
Maximum Hours Transferable into program: 6
Tuition & Fees
The number of hours required to complete the program depends on the prior educational background of the student. For applicants who enter with teaching certification, the program typically consists of 21 hours of School Library Media coursework. Students exit the program eligible for S-5 certification in School Library Media after passing the Georgia Certificaion exam in School Library Media.
An overview of current materials, including all genre of print and no-print, all formats of fiction and non-fiction materials. An introduction to the criteria of evaluation and the tools and techniques used in selecting all types of materials and equipment for school library media centers.
An introduction to technology for media services including basic computer operations, troubleshooting, and networking; internet issues, resources and applications; video resources and production; and technology training and instruction. MEDT 6401 or equivalent; MEDT 7461.
Current issues in school media centers will be examined. Course requirements will include exhibiting professionalism and documenting impact on learning. Documentation of all volunteer experiences completed throughout the program will be compiled. An electronic program portfolio will be developed and prepared for sharing with peers and instructors.
This describes the general information about faculty for this program.