Library Media Certification Programs

Administrative rules and content standards for this license are found at the DPI Web site:
All candidates for certification will follow an individualized plan based on past coursework and professional experience, using this Certification Program Plan

REQUIREMENTS: 1902 License

The following SOIS courses are required for Library Media Certification in Wisconsin.

Information Studies:

  • 501 Foundations of Library and Information Science
  • 511 Organization of Information
  • 520 Managing Library Collection
  • 571 Information Access and Retrieval
  • 591 Research in Library and Information Science
  • 642 School Library Media Programs and Resources
  • 644 School Library Practicum
  • 645 Library Materials for Children
  • 646 Library Materials for Young Adults
  • 691 Spec Topics: Information Literacy Instruction
  • 711 Cataloging & Classification
  • 745 Library Services for Children and Young Adults
  • Choose 3+ credits in the following technology courses to meet standard:
    • 670 Production and Utilization of Instructional Technology
    • 685 Electronic Publishing and Web Design
    • 691 Spec Topics: Gaming and Information Literacy
    • 786 Multimedia

Curriculum & Instruction:

  • 701 Curriculum Planning (or equivalent)

Portfolio approval

Culminating Experience (MLIS requirement)

We may only certify candidates who already hold a Wisconsin teaching license. Students in states other than Wisconsin must consult with their own licensing agencies to determine whether working with our program will meet that state's licensure requirements.

REQUIREMENTS: 91 Instructional Media Supervisor

Administrative rules and content standards for this license are found at the DPI web site

Anyone entering this program must have 3 years experience as an instructional library media specialist and a Master’s degree in library media.

Required coursework:
Information Studies:

  • 776 Administration of School Library Media Systems

Administrative Leadership:

  • 702 Educational Administration: A Survey of Theory and Practice
  • 712 Supervising Instructional Personnel
  • 812 Educational Personnel Administration


Based on DPI standards for this licensure

If you have already completed any of the above courses as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student, confer with your assigned faculty advisor about utilizing these courses to meet the Wisconsin certification requirement.

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