School Library Media Certificate

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 24

Program Description

This program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as a program leading to certification in School Library Media. Completing the program will prepare candidates for certification, but candidates should consult with program faculty, the College of Education Academic Services Center, or the Georgia Professional Standards Commission regarding current certification rules upon entering the program.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the requirements for a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Candidates may or may not possess a teaching certificate:
    1. Candidates who possess or are eligible for a renewable Georgia level four teaching certificate; or who possess an equivalent out-of-state certificate should submit a copy of their certification. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.
    2. Candidates may also pursue this program without prior Georgia certification as initial certification in Georgia.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service and must be a course-by-course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation