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Get a school library certificate

This graduate certificate is designed for individuals who already hold a masters degree in a related area, a current teaching certificate and wish to complete the Oklahoma State Department of Education requirements for school library certification.


This program covers topics such as library databases, reading and literature and classroom computer applications. The objectives of the program are aligned with the American Library Association/American Association of School Libraries (ALA/AASL). 


Successful completion of the certificate program requires 18 credit hours (six courses) of graduate-level coursework in the school library media master's program. Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs. 


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Courses in this fully online program are delivered through Canvas, OSU's online learning platform. We facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration and community building using technology.


Required (18 credit hours):

  • LBSC 5113: Selection and Organization of Educational Materials
  • LBSC 5613: Library Networks and Databases
  • LBSC 5823: Administration of School Library and Technology Programs
  • CIED 5353: Literature for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • CIED 5443: Teaching Reading with Literature
  • EDTC 5103: Advanced Computer Applications in the Classroom

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Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of admission status within four to six weeks of submission.


To apply for the program, submit the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA required; admission with qualifications may be considered)
  • Goal statement
  • Current teaching certificate

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Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in online degree and certificate programs.

Cost details for in-state, online graduate students
Cost details for out-of-state online graduate students


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