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Imagine knowing how to find the answer for just about any question. How about knowing how to help others find solutions to their information problems? In an age of information overflow, librarians know how to pick out the information that is relevant, authentic, and accurate. They use technology, but have a deep understanding of book culture. The M.L.S. program at MTSU consists of 36 credits, with all coursework 100% online and asynchronous except for two field experiences to help produce practice-ready librarians. Each course is tailored to individual student interest, and students are allowed to propose alternative electives in other disciplines. The themes of building a learning environment, leadership, technology, and user-based mindset are reflected in every aspect of MTSU’s program.

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The Master of Library Science (MLS) Program at Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU’s) Womack Educational Leadership Department has been granted Precandidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA). Precandidacy status is an indication that MTSU’s MLS Program has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Precandidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

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Thipphavanh Souksanh

MLS student focusing on diversity, inclusion in classroom with scholarship

Thipphavanh Souksanh, who is set to graduate from the Masters of Library Science program next spring, was awarded the Diversity in School Librarianship Scholarship sponsored by the Tennessee Association for School Libraries (TASL). The award recognizes the need for school librarians who reflect the diversity of Tennessee's students, schools, and communities, and it rewards the scholarship to students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups pursuing a graduate degree in library/information science, according to TASL's website. 

Souksanh, who goes by Tip, was born in a refugee camp in Thailand in the late 80s. Her family escaped Laos years earlier along with almost one-tenth of Laos' three million citizens who fled after the country fell to communist forces. Souksanh said her grandfather went to Thailand first before he brought over his family which included Tip’s mother and three uncles.

“As a child, when you see anyone who looks like you or you have the same background it piques your interest,” she said. “When you can see someone who looks like you, you can almost see yourself. So, in my school, I try to be that for my kids.”

Souksanh said one of the core values of librarianship is equity, diversity and inclusion. She says that doesn’t just mean making programs and books available to all people, but also having different things reflected in the materials that are actually on the shelves.

“I try to find books that represent what I look like, what my students look like, and the disabilities I have in my classroom,” she said. “So, when people know and learn more about it, they have more of an openness to have conversation with people."

Valerie Michel with books

MTSU alumna credits library science program with boosting skills, career

“I have been in the education field for 20 years,” Michel notes, tracing the route of her career. “After my first year as the Library Assistant, I knew that being a librarian was what I wanted to do for the rest of my career. Having the experience of teaching for so long coupled with the amazing education I received from MTSU has given me the confidence and knowledge I need to thrive as a school librarian.” 

Read about Valerie's Story

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Library science degrees allow graduates to work in any setting in which they have interest. Medical, legal, academic, public, children, business are a few types of libraries.

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Battle Ground Academy
  • Bedford County Schools
  • Bradley County Schools
  • Campbell County Schools
  • Cannon County Schools
  • Coffee County Schools
  • Five Star Technology Solutions, Sellersburg, Ind.
  • Franklin County Schools
  • Franklin Schools District
  • Gibson County
  • Hamilton County Schools
  • Lake County Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Linebaugh Public Library
  • Maury County Schools
  • Metro-Nashville Public Schools
  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Nashville Public Library
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Sumner County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Wilson County Schools

The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) is offered at MTSU starting with the Fall 2016 semester.

MTSU’s MLS program is seeking precandidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Precandidacy status is an indication that MTSU’s M.L.S. program has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Precandidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

School licensure will continue to be available with the M.L.S. degree. Master’s candidates may seek an initial license or add an endorsement to an existing license.

Applicants to the M.L.S. program must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken.
  • Submit three professional reference letters.
  • Write a 500-word statement of purpose in pursuing the degree.
  • International students additionally must submit acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Application deadlines are July 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission.

Students already enrolled in the previous Library Science M.Ed. program will be allowed to switch to the M.L.S. if they remain enrolled for two semesters after the change of program.  

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is seeking precandidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Precandidacy status is an indication that MTSU’s M.L.S. program has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Precandidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

Students in the Master of Library Science program may seek an initial teaching license and should consult with the program director and MTSU licensure office. The MTSU College of Education’s teacher licensure preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are eligible for accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. MTSU has not made a determination whether a specific program will meet all of the requirements of another US state or territory. MTSU recommends that students who plan to seek licensure outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency and discuss their plans with their advisor. To obtain current information about each state’s and territory’s licensure requirements and any additional regulations, students should consult the US Department of Education’s website for state contacts at

Graduates of MTSU teacher education programs certified to teach in Tennessee are eligible for certification reciprocity in many states. Reciprocity is not an automatic or complete transfer of certification, thus individuals should consult the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) site at and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) site at as well as the US Department of Education state contacts site for information about any additional state requirements.

Library Science, M.L.S.

Frank Lambert, Program Director
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The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree is an online program offered by the Womack Educational Leadership Department. The program is intended to prepare graduates to lead and educate in school, public, and corporate libraries.

MTSU's M.L.S. program is seeking precandidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Precandidacy status is an indication that MTSU's M.L.S. program has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Precandidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

Vision of the Library Science Program

MTSU's Library Science program seeks to produce candidates with strong practitioner credentials. Graduates will possess the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to serve as librarians in any setting in order to enrich the life of the individual and support the progress of society.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master's program in Library Science requires

  1. an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. official transcripts from all previous college-and university-level work showing a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75;
  3. three letters of recommendations from professionals;
  4. 500-word essay (Statement of Purpose) regarding applicant's reasons for seeking the MLS at MTSU.

NOTE: A current teacher's license or passing score on Praxis I is required for those interested only in school library endorsement.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies, not the program director.

Applicant must submit

  1. an application with the appropriate application fee (online at Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. official transcripts of previous college work;
  3. three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential for completing the Master of Library Science degree;
  4. 500-word essay (Statement of Purpose) regarding applicant's reasons for seeking the MLS at MTSU.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Library Science requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. complete 36 semester hours which includes a 15-hour major field core, a 3-hour library administration course, 9 hours of electives, 6 hours of field experience, and a 3-hour capstone course.
  2. complete an e-portfolio on a web-based site as he/she moves through the program to be assessed by at least two faculty members.

Curriculum: Library Science (36 hours)

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Major Field Core (15 hours)

  • LIBS 6000 - Librarianship  3 credit hours  

    LIBS 6000 - Librarianship

    3credit hours

    Presents the broad field of librarianship as a profession. Book and library history, the place of the library as an essential resource for communities, and the role of the librarian in provision of service to all users. The e-portfolio will be planned and designed.

  • LIBS 6020 - Organization of Information

    3credit hours

    Introduces students to the concepts and theoretical foundations of organizing information with an emphasis on organizing library resources.

  • LIBS 6060 - Understanding Research for Evaluation in Libraries

    3credit hours

    Core course in M.L.S. program. Studies of research methods, qualitative and quantitative research, and statistical analysis to achieve decision-making skills based on research results. Emphasis on practitioner skills to evaluate processes, products, and services of libraries. Final project based on a local library and presented to the library at end of the course.

Administration (3 hours)

  • LIBS 6105 - School Library Management  3 credit hours  
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    LIBS 6105 - School Library Management

    3credit hours

    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of LIBS 6000-level courses. Encompasses the administration and supervision of the modern library and its program. Goals are based on ALA and/or AASL standards and initiates exploration of library improvement and instruction for learning.

  • LIBS 6100 - Management of Libraries

    3credit hours

    Prerequisites: 6 credit hours of LIBS 6000-level courses. Administration and management of the library. Trends, governance, information literacy issues, and all other elements of managing the modern library addressed.

Field Experience (6 hours) OR Student Teaching (9 hours)

  • LIBS 6550 - Supervised Field Experience in Library Science  3 to 6 credit hours  
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    LIBS 6550 - Supervised Field Experience in Library Science

    3 to 6credit hours

    Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of LIBS courses. Provides direct field experience in a library with practicing materials specialists/librarians at work. Students participate in actual library operations. Planning and implementing programs based on ALA standards mandatory. Seminar opportunities provided for discussion and reflection. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

  • YOED 5110 - Directed Teaching, Grades 7-12  9 to 12 credit hours  
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    YOED 5110 - Directed Teaching, Grades 7-12

    9 to 12credit hours

    Prerequisites: All required professional education courses; appropriate special methods course(s); admission to teacher education. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail.

NOTE: Those seeking an initial teaching license should consult with the program director and licensure office.

Electives (12 hours)

MLS students must complete 12 elective credit hours from any LIBS 6000-level courses. Non-LIBS courses may be substituted with permission of advisor.

  • LIBS 6115 - Collection Development and User Services

    3credit hours

    Study of library collections and their relationship to user services. Includes study of the evolution of library collections, the development of information needs, analysis of stakeholder needs, library mission, collection analysis, selection aids, and collection maintenance. Field visits required.

  • LIBS 6201 - Public Libraries  3 credit hours  

    LIBS 6201 - Public Libraries

    3credit hours

    Prerequisite: LIBS 6000. Covers the public library's role in society including current practices, trends, and issues. Topics include history of public libraries, governance, funding, equity and access, youth and adult services, facilities, technology, outreach, and global perspectives.

  • LIBS 6310 - Materials for Literacy of Children

    3credit hours

    Materials suitable for babies, toddlers, and elementary school children. Includes study of reading skills, recreational reading, non-fiction, criteria for evaluating, selecting, and integrating national standards into programming for these patrons. The partnership between library and school curriculum will be included.

  • LIBS 6311 - Materials for Literacy of Young People and Adults

    3credit hours

    Materials suitable for young adults and adults, including recreational reading; non-fiction; criteria for evaluating, selecting, integrating current standards of library service into programming for these patrons.

  • LIBS 6320 - Information Searching Strategies

    3credit hours

    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of LIBS 6000-level courses. Study of user behaviors will provide the foundation for identifying productive search strategies. Includes information security, study of search engine features and design, and application of information studies to design instruction that fosters efficient and effective searches.

  • LIBS 6330 - Digital Library Collections

    3credit hours

    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of LIBS 6000-level courses. Provides a theoretical framework for the digitization of materials. Explores user needs, issues, and trends related to digital collections.

  • LIBS 6340 - Integration of Learning Theory, Programs, and Technology

    3credit hours

    Discusses and examines technology-based materials and adaptation to library literacies instruction and individual learning styles/needs. Design, creation, and production of technology-based materials that reflect professional standards, good online design principles, understanding of instructional design, and audience needs.

  • LIBS 6345 - Instructional Strategies for Information Professional

    3credit hours

    Prerequisite: LIBS 6015. Theory, strategy, design, and practice in providing instructional services and technology for end users of information and information systems. Includes application of information literacy standards and assessment methods.

  • Must complete exitPortfolio with passing grade

Our adjunct faculty bring outstanding professional experience to our programs. Many are industry leaders with decorated careers and honors. Importantly, they are innovative educators who offer hands-on learning to our students to prepare them to enter and thrive in a dynamic, and oftentimes emerging, industry and professional world. They inspire, instruct, and challenge our students toward academic and professional success.

VISION of the Master of Library Science (MLS) Program 

To meet the information society’s current and future needs pertaining to the discovery, acquisition, organization, provision, and ethical and effective use of information regardless of media format.


To prepare the next generation of 21st century information professionals through impactful research, creative entrepreneurship, learner-centered teaching, and innovative professional practice.


Upon completion, MLS Program graduates and endorsement completers should be able to:

  • Represent the profession according to professional codes and standards and according to community expectations
  • Appreciate and address the information needs of diverse (access, ability, location, identity) communities
  • Embrace opportunities for practice in all facets of librarianship and other information professions
  • Engage in advocacy and outreach for the profession of librarianship and other information professions
  • Create and sustain robust information organizations of all types and sizes
  • Advance the Library and Information Science discipline and advance information professions through innovative:  research; entrepreneurship; teaching; and, practice


The MLS Program at MTSU will provide candidates:

The MLS Program develops and encourages collaborative relationships with libraries that are willing to provide professional initiation field experiences so that candidates receive a diverse and effective practitioner’s experience through pedagogical support exemplified by the Program’s coursework. 

Program Objectives

  1. Job placement for graduates/completers (endorsement seeking) of the MLS Program
    1. 80% of all MLS Program students will have secured a position in librarianship or a similar information-based profession (e.g., librarian, archivist, museum staff, knowledge manager, indexer) or information-based organization within one year following their graduation/completion of their degree or non-degree plan of study.
  2. Professional skills of MLS Program graduates or completers (endorsement seeking)
    1. 80% of employers of the MLS Program’s graduates and/or our graduates themselves will respond in some form of agreement that our graduates/they have the skills and attributes to become and remain successful information professionals.
  3. Satisfaction determination of MLS Program graduates/completers (endorsement seeking)
    1. 80% of all MLS Program student graduates will respond in some form of agreement that they are satisfied with their graduate education.


The MLS Program subscribes to the Core Values of Librarianship put forth by the American Library Association (2004) and to specific values that the program holds.

In relation to the ALA Core Values, the MLS Program regards these as essential values:

  • Quality of life
  • Literacy
  • Democracy
  • Informed decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Education and lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Social responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion

The program supports the mission of the College of Education with student-centered learning environments through:

  • Excellence in teaching
  • Basic and applied research
  • Creative endeavors
  • Quality advisement
  • Mentorship from practicing librarians
  • Diverse field experiences
  • Diverse partnership programs 


MTSU Resources

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MTSU: The Ms. Leniel Edwards Endowed Scholarship in Library Science

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application.
  • Scholarship recipients must have been admitted to the Master of Library Science Program in the College of Education.
  • Financial need, as determined by the university, will be considered.
  • If a recipient fails to maintain the required level of academic performance or changes to a program outside of those specified, they shall forfeit any unpaid balance of their award.


Students must submit an online Scholarship Application to be considered. To apply for scholarships, please complete the Online Scholarship Application by the posted deadline. Students will need to login using their PipelineMT username and password. Once logged in, students will need to complete the “Profile Information” section to be considered for scholarships.

TLA: Dr. Edwin S. Gleaves Scholarship

$1,500 annually to assist library and/or information science students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, or technology.


  • Be a current member of the Tennessee Library Association
  • Be a Tennessee resident
  • Hold an undergraduate degree
  • Be accepted or currently enrolled in a library or information science graduate program (Master’s Level) which has ALA or NCATE accreditation

Read more about the Dr. Edwin S. Gleaves Scholarship

TASL: School Library Media Scholarship

A one-time grant of $1,000 awarded to two students who are enrolled in a school media program at a Tennessee college or university that is approved to certify Library Information Specialists. A one-time grant of $1,000 each will be given to two students who have demonstrated leadership potential in working with students, teachers, and administrators.

Award criteria: demonstration of financial need, scholastic ability, response to essay question regarding career goals and educational objectives, strength of references, and commitment to work in a Tennessee school library for at least one year upon completion of graduate program.

Read more about the School Library Media Scholarship

Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

The fellowship will assist students pursuing graduate studies in the information sciences, librarianship, or closely related field, that advance the frontiers of digital information and technology. Awarded every even year, the next scholarships will be awarded in 2022.


Fellowship applicants will be judged on how well they meet the academic and personal standards for the award, not on financial need. In addition, applications must meet these criteria:

  • Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Each applicant must be entering or enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in information science or librarianship at an accredited U.S. university, or a program that has received American Library Association (ALA) accreditation (including reciprocal), or one that is a member of the iSchools iCaucus. Students in other, closely related disciplines may also be considered, provided that the course of study relates directly to information management/studies.
  • Staff, officers, and families of the Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE are not eligible to apply.

Read more about the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

Scholarships that require the candidate to attend an ALA accredited program

Medical Library Association

  • MLA Scholarship: Grants a scholarship to a student who is enrolled in or entering an American Library Association–accredited library school.
  • MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students: Grants a scholarship to an underrepresented student who is enrolled in or entering an American Library Association–accredited library school.
  • MLA/NLM Spectrum Scholarship: American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholars assists underrepresented individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions in the profession. The Spectrum Scholarship Program is administered through the ALA Office for Diversity.

Read more about Medical Library Association scholarships

American Library Association

ALSC: Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship provides financial assistance for the professional education of men and women who intend to pursue an MLS degree and who plan to work in children's librarianship. This work may be serving children up to and including the age of 14 in any type of library.


  • Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada.
  • Each scholarship will be granted to four/two candidates whose educational and personal qualifications indicate fitness for professional preparation at the graduate level in the field of library work with children.
  • Factors considered are academic excellence, leadership qualities and a desire to work with children in any type of library.
  • A Personal Statement describing career interests and goals, and a commitment to library service to children must be included with the application.
  • The applicant may not have earned more than 12 semester hours toward an MLS/MLIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded.
  • The recipients will be expected to accept positions after graduation in the field of library service to children for at least one year.  These positions shall be in the United States or Canada, or in a library provided for dependents of military personnel of the United States or Canada.  Within a year of graduation, each recipient is expected to submit to the Association for Library Service to Children a letter from an institution’s director or personnel department verifying appointment as a children’s librarian.  If the recipient does not complete this requirement, for any reason within the recipient’s control, the scholarship money must be refunded.  Failure to fulfill requirements will result in forfeiture, or repayment of scholarship monies.
  • The recipients are expected to become members of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children.
  • For the Melcher scholarship, money will be paid in two equal amounts at the beginning of the first two semesters or quarters in which the recipient is enrolled.

Read more about the ALSC: Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Southeastern Library Association: Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded every two years. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in July, with funding to begin with the fall school term.


  • Be completing the senior year of an accredited college or university or be a graduate of such an institution
  • Be accepted as a student in a degree program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Be ready to begin the program of study no later than the fall term of the year in which the scholarship is awarded
  • Indicate the intention to complete degree requirements within three years. If the degree is not completed in this length of time, the money awarded must be returned with interest.
  • Maintain a B grade point average throughout the program and submit grade reports at the end of each term
  • Agree to work for one year following graduation from library school in a school, public or academic library in the southeastern United States. If, after graduation, the recipient does not work for one year in a school, public or academic library in the Southeastern United States, the recipient must pay back the amount of the scholarship, including interest. Repayment must be made within a two year period.

Read more about the Southeastern Library Association: Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship



How MTSU Maintains Its Standards in the MLS

Accreditation Information

MLS Program Statistics

  Fall to Fall student retention Average time to completion of the MLS degree Percentage of graduates holding positions relevant to the MLS within 12 months of degree completion
2020-2021 87.3% 19 months 80%
2019-2020 88.6% 17 months 100%

Accreditation Documents

Fall 2019

Fall 2016 

Assessment Collection and Use

At the end of each course:

  • Input on the success of the assessments is solicited from the students in the class. (Item 1-2 in Table 3)
  • The instructor notes comments and questions made during the class as indications that some clarification may be needed in the assignments. (Item 1-3 in Table 3

At the end of each semester:

  • The instructor presents the assessment results to the program faculty. The following are considered: revision of any assessment artifact, reassignment of goals to another course, modification of objectives. (Item 1-1 in Table 3)
  • Send curriculum for the MLS to the MLS Advisory Council for suggestions and commentary.
  • Make formal evaluation each semester at the university level. The instructors examine the results when they become available (2 months after class ends).

May of each year:

  • The program coordinator collects data. Convey results to the instructors who meet to discuss which courses need complete revision or partial. 

August of each year:

  • Survey alumni by the Library Science Alumni Council for comments on the program effectiveness in preparing them to be librarians. Solicit suggestions.

Not yet in place, is a system to solicit input from employers of graduates. The LSAC is charged with creating the system for an annual data collection from employers.

The program wishes to seek ideas from all stakeholders in order to keep the program as a responsive, forward-looking leader for librarianship.

Table 3: Procedure to collect evidentiary data


Item 1

Item 2

Item 3

Data Collection Meeting minutes End-of-course surveys Comments from class
Evaluation Process Exit Portfolio Alumni surveys MAC input
Revision Process Program Faculty minutes of meeting Changes recorded End of year evaluation of results

What does the program do with the data?

Assessment Use

At the end of each semester:
The instructor considers revision of any assessment artifact, reassignment of goals to another course, modification of objectives.

Instructors review evaluations and choose an area of weakness for improvement.

May of each year:
Program revision occurs at the end of each  year. Student achievement is reviewed.

August of each year:
Alumni surveys point the way for revisions in curriculum. Suggestions are implemented if possible.

December of each year:
Employer surveys are reviewed. Curriculum is reviewed in light of these surveys.

The program seeks ideas from all stakeholders in order to keep the program as a responsive, forward-looking leader for librarianship.


Library Media Specialist Test 0311 -- Minimum score is 146

Praxis registration Information

Praxis Study Guides
These items are essential resources:

  • Standards for the 21st Century Learner
  • Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • ALA documents (Intellectual Freedom, Library Bill of Rights and the interpretations, etc. are available from the  ALA

Study Guides


Online or Hybrid Programs at a Glance

This program is available fully online.

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