School Library Media Endorsements

Supplemental Endorsement for A License for School Library Media Specialist

SLIS offers a 21-credit hour Supplemental Endorsement for School Library Media Specialists to add to an existing teaching credential, which can be completed online. Courses have real-time chat requirements. If you are interested in the endorsement, please contact the School of Library and Information Science.

Required Courses: 15 Credits

LIS 401/501 Introduction to Reference Resources and Services. 3 hours. An introduction to reference materials, services, activities, and functions, as well as methods for locating information.

LIS 405/505 Cataloging and Classification. 3 hours. Principles and methods of cataloging and classifying library materials. Provides practice in bibliographical description and subject analysis.

LIS 408/508 School Library Media Centers. 3 hours. Study of the administration and development of the school library media center.

LIS 411/511 Development of Library Collections. 3 hours. Philosophy and principles governing the selection and procurement of all types of library materials.

LIS 445/545 Sources of Information for a Multicultural Society. 3 hours. Overview of the diversity of information resources available in print and other media for a multicultural society and the diversity of information utilization by that society.

Electives 6 credits (one each from the two following groups):

Group A
LIS 417/517 Literature and Related Media for Children. 3 hours. A survey of children's literature, traditional and modern, and other related materials for use by and with children of grades 1-6.

LIS 418/518 Literature and Related Media for Adolescents. 3 hours. Study of adolescent literature and other related materials for the use by and with young people of grades 7-12.

Group B
LIS 416/516 Media Utilization. 3 hours. A survey of media resources and equipment, with an emphasis on utilization in libraries.

LIS 440/540 Information Ethics. 3 hours. Introduces ethical issues and concerns specifically related to information professions and information technology.

 

Undergraduate Nondegree for Mississippi School Library Media Specialist Endorsement

Undergraduate non-degree is normally the vehicle for teachers with A certification to add a School Library Media Specialist Endorsement. If you are interested in seeking nondegree status as an undergraduate, you must first send the following information to The University of Southern Mississippi's Undergraduate Admissions Office:

  • Transcripts
  • Application form: Online or visit the Admissions Office
  • Immunization records [MMR]

After this information is sent to the Admissions Office, download and print the Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form (PDF). Please fill out this form and FAX or mail a copy to the School of Library and Information Science department (number and address provided). Submission of this form does not ensure admission to a class.

 

Graduate Nondegree for Mississippi School Library Media Specialist Endorsement

Graduate nondegree is normally the vehicle for teachers with A certification to add a School Library Media Specialist Endorsement who are considering pursuing the Master's in Library and Information Science. If you are interested in seeking nondegree status as a graduate, you must first send the following information to The Graduate School:

  • Official Transcripts

Download and print both the Non-Degree Enrollment and Non-Degree Application forms from The Graduate School. Please FAX or mail a copy to the School of Library and Information Science. Submission of this form does not ensure admission to a class.