To apply for the Library Media Endorsement, please contact email@example.com for further information. The majority of coursework for the Library Media Endorsement is completed in partnership with Highline College. Students must also set up an account with Highline College and receive a student ID number before they can register for classes; additional fees may apply.
The Library Media Endorsement requires 32 total credits, and the following courses are offered through Highline College:
LIBR 130 School Libraries (5): Online (Winter Quarter)
LIBR 160 Computers in Libraries (5): Online (Spring Quarter)
LIBR 178 Tech Services/Cataloging for Small Libraries (5): Online (Fall Quarter)
LIBR 190 Library Administration and Management (5): Online (Summer Quarter)
LIBR 195 Collection Development (3): Online (Summer Quarter)
The following courses must be taken through SPU:
EDLR 5043 Instructional Leadership as a School Library Media Specialist (4): Online (Autumn Quarter)
EDCN 5730 Field Experience/PPA* (5): See below for further information
*Candidates are encouraged to notify the Endorsement Coordinator 90 days before their intention to complete Field Experience which is offered during Autumn (September-December), Winter (January-March) and Spring (March-June).
In order to be eligible for Field Experience the following MUST be completed:
- Admitted to the endorsement program (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- All required coursework complete
- Official WEST-E/NES score submitted to SPU (www.west.nesinc.com)
Then, you must notify the endorsement coordinator to be considered for the next applicable Field Experience cohort. Please keep in mind the following deadlines:**
AUTUMN FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by July 31st
WINTER FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by October 31st
SPRING FIELD EXPERIENCE: express intent by January 31st
**However, cohorts often fill quickly so it is at the candidate’s advantage to notify intent as early as possible. Once a cohort is full the candidate will be placed on a wait list and will only be admitted if a space becomes available.