Please be prepared to submit documentation verifying that you have met the requirements from one of the options below:
A master's degree from a Maryland approved program leading to certification as a library media specialist or librarian
(1) A bachelor's or higher degree
(2) A school library media practicum, 1 year of full-time teaching experience, or 1 year of full-time school library media-related experience
(3) 36 semester hours of post-baccalaureate or graduate credits with 15 semester hours completed at one institution. A minimum of 24 semester hours of the credits shall be met by graduate credits in the course work listed below*.
- History and philosophy of education
- Student developmental levels, learning theory, and strategies for identifying student information and learning needs
- Theory, principles, and methods of instructional design and delivery
- Inclusion of special needs student populations.
- Administration of library media programs, including an understanding of State and national library media standards and technology standards
- Materials for children in all formats, including concepts related to the teaching and learning of reading
- Materials for young adults in all formats, including concepts related to the teaching and learning of reading;
- Selection, evaluation, and use of materials in all formats to meet student curriculum and instructional needs;
- Access and delivery of information, including reference and bibliographic systems in all formats;
- Organization of knowledge, including cataloging and classification, and information retrieval in all formats;
- Principles of communication, including dissemination and use of information in all formats; and
- The design, creation, and implementation of library media in all formats for instructional use.
*Additional post-baccalaureate or graduate courses may be substituted if some of the course work described in above has been acquired as a part of the undergraduate degree program.