Students wishing to focus
on school library media certification during their MLIS program should, after discussing their intention with the school library media program coordinator:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a complete program to attain certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a school library media specialist. In the state of Wisconsin, this program requires that the student has, or is eligible for, a classroom teaching license in another field before they obtain the school library license. Because school library certification requires that candidates meet specific competencies, the program plan is individualized for each student, with courses selected based on past academic and professional work experience.
In addition to the coursework specified under requirements, all certification candidates will be required to submit an ePortfolio which demonstrates their proficiency in the Content Standards as established by the Wisconsin PDI. The ePortfolio may be completed in D2L. General information and tutorials on how to create the portfolio may be found through the UWM School of Education website. (https://uwm.courses.wisconsin.edu/d2l/eP/presentations/presentation_preview_popup.d2l?presId=145045)
More information about application to the certification program may be obtained from the School Library Media Coordinator, Mary Wepking, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association - professional information, licensure details, job seeking, as well as related links
- Resources for School Librarians - learn about the world and work of school library media specialists