MLIS Endorsement Only

This option is designed for those who hold a valid Tennessee teaching certificate in another teaching area and a master's degree in education. To have "Library Media Specialist P-12" added to a teaching certificate, a student must successfully complete the requirements of the 12 hours of course work and 6 hours of practicum as prescribed by the Tennessee Department of Education and pass the required PRAXIS test for Library Media Specialist with a score established by the Tennessee Department of Education for a total of 18 graduate hours. Students must also take a Children and Youth Adult Literature course if one has not been taken previously for a total of 21 hours. Further, students must be recommended for licensure by the Trevecca Certification Officer.

Required Courses:

MLI 5000 Professional and Ethical Issues

MLI 5040 Fiction/Nonfiction Resources for Children and Young Adults (optional)

MLI 5050 Research Tools and Strategies

MLI 5060 Knowledge Management

MLI 5080 Collection Development

MLI 5090 Professional Practice