Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - School Library Information Specialist

The School Library Information Specialist is an emphasis area within the ICL M.S. Instruction and Curriculum concentration; this program of study leads to the TN Dept. of Education Library Information Specialist pre-K-12 endorsement (473). Six SLIS content courses required for add-on SLIS endorsement or as part of initial teaching licensure, plus an advanced clinical practicum in a school library that may be conducted on the job if already licensed in another area. To complete the ICL Master of Science (MS) degree, there are three additional courses; if a student is not certified as a teacher, an additional two courses in education are required, as well as other requirements of the Teacher Education Program (TEP). A Baccalaureate degree in any area is acceptable for admission into the M.S. program, and a Master's degree in any area is acceptable for admission into the Graduate Certificate program.

(Note: If a student already has a Master's degree and is a licensed teacher, only the 6 courses for SLIS endorsement are required, plus successful completion of the required Advanced Clinical Practicum.)

The program is designed for those people who seek to become school library information/media specialists. The program may or may not be acceptable for public or other library positions. Please contact us if you have any questions!