Experimental School Library Media Specialist Program
This experimental program seeks to address the critical shortage in Michigan of certified school librarians by building an abbreviated pathway for teachers to earn the ND endorsement outside of the Master of Library and Information Science degree. This experimental school library program can be completed within 15 credit hours, the same amount of hours it takes to obtain a certificate in the School of Information Sciences.
By the numbers
Michigan School Library Staffing
(as of Dec 2016)
Media Specialists in Michigan
Request for information
The School of Information Sciences is planning to offer an experimental, 15 credit hour program that will allow both new and current students to complete the coursework necessary to apply for school library media endorsement. The school received approval to offer this experimental program from the Michigan Department of Education in August 2018.
Please fill out this form if you would like to receive program status updates. The program is open to Michigan residents with a valid teaching certificate. The program launched in spring/summer 2019 and is currently accepting applications for Spring Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.