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The School Library Graduate Certificate program is an 18-hour non-degree and non-licensure program designed to certify that participants have specialized knowledge and skills in administering the school library from Preschool through Grade 12. All of the courses may be applied to the Master's Degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Library Media.

Undergraduate students may begin the certificate program in their final semester with approval from their advisor and the School Library advisor.



  • Total per credit hour


  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $6,732*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2022-2023 academic year tuition rates and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2022-2023 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • Required Courses & Admission Requirements

Required Courses

Students may enter the program in the Spring Semester Only.

Spring Semester

EDTH 735 Information Retrieval and Transfer  3 credit hours

READ 834 Advanced Children's and Young Adult Literature 3 credit hours

Summer Semester

EDTH 825 Administration of Instructional Systems  3 Credit Hours

EDTH 838 Ed Tech Curriculum  3 Credit Hours

Fall Semester

EDTH 737 Cataloging & Classification 3 Credit Hours

EDTH 819 Practicum in Educational Technology  1-6 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements 

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree or be in their final semester of a PSU undergraduate program
  • Undergraduate degree; 3.0 GPA or admitted with condition

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