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

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The School Library Information Specialist (SLIS) is an emphasis area within the ICL M.S. Instruction and Curriculum concentration that targets professional development foundation across instruction, curriculum development and educational research, with specialized expertise in library information. The master’s in curriculum and instruction program of study leads to the TN Dept. of Education Library Information Specialist pre-K-12 endorsement (473).


  • Bachelor's degree (in any area) required for admission.
  • 30 credit hours (including 9 core courses) and practicum are required to earn the Master of Science degree.
  • If you are not certified as a teacher, 2 additional MAT courses are required. Additionally, you must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). 
  • If a student already has a Master's degree and is a licensed teacher, only 6 courses for SLIS endorsement are required, plus successful completion of the required Advanced Clinical Practicum.
    • To complete the ICL Master of Science (MS) degree, three additional courses are required. 

The information specialist librarian program is designed for those people who seek to become school library information/media specialists. The master’s in curriculum and instruction online program may or may not be acceptable for public or other library positions. Please contact us if you have any questions!

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