"Trevecca's MLIS Program
revitalized me as an educator!"

Cami Townsel

What an exciting time to be a librarian! What can you do with a master's degree in Library and Information Science? As a librarian, you will be the instructional design and technology specialist. You will also have the privilege of collaborating with teachers to teach research, literacy, and technology skills so that all students learn.

The main focus of the MLIS program is to prepare classroom teachers to become leaders as technology, instruction, and information specialists in school libraries. The degree is also appropriate for individuals who desire to work in other types of libraries that emphasize services to children and young adults. This program is distinctive because it not only provides an endorsement as a school librarian to an existing teaching license, but it is also a full degree in library and information science nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).

Completion of this program should enable graduates to:

  • Use a variety of technologies in the library and classroom settings;
  • Provide professional development in instructional design;
  • Share professional and ethical issues related to library services;
  • Select resources appropriate to library users;
  • Develop and organize the resources for a library; and
  • Be a leader in the learning community.

 Admissions Process

  • Submit a completed online application 
  • Submit two (2) copies of official transcripts. Transcripts marked "Issued to Student" are not recognized as official transcripts. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the university granting the degree.
  • Submit evidence of passing scores from one of the following required exams:
    • 378 on the Miller Analogy Test
    • 290 on the current version of the Graduate Record Exam/800 on the previous version (verbal and quantitative combined)
    • International Students only: TOEFL scores in addition to MAT or GRE (550 paper version/213 computer version)
  • Submit record of immunizations to the Health Clinic by faxing to (615) 248-7797. Click here for information.
    • If these cannot be obtained, a titer test may be scheduled with the TNU Health Clinic by calling (615) 248-1261.
  • Submit copy of teaching license (if applicable).
  • If not currently teacher of record in a public school classroom, submit proof of fingerprinting and complete successful background check.
  • Complete successful interview and writing sample.

Endorsement Only 

Library Media Specialist- Initial Licensure 

  • Submit a completed online application 
  • Submit two (2) copies of official transcripts. Transcripts marked "Issued to Student" are not recognized as official transcripts. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the university granting the degree.
  • Submit copy of teaching license.
  • If not currently teacher of record in a public school classroom, submit proof of fingerprinting and complete successful background check.
  • Complete successful interview and writing sample.

Submit all requested material to:

  • Dr. Lewis Bridges
    College of Lifelong Learning
    Trevecca Nazarene University
    333 Murfreesboro Road
    Nashville, TN 37210
    lbridges@trevecca.edu
    (615) 248-1587