College Supervised - Library Media Specialist Practicum

For the Library Media Specialist certificate, candidates must complete a college-supervised practicum providing library services of at least 40 school days, or its equivalent, in an elementary and/or secondary school under the supervision of a certified library media specialist.

One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a library media specialist at the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum when such experience is verified by the employing school district by submitting the verification of experience form. Acceptable teaching experiences and settings are described on the Experience webpage.

The following practicum/experiences are not acceptable for the practicum/experience requirement:

  • A practicum that is completed as part of a degree program that does not lead to library media specialist certification.
  • A practicum in a public library or that is not part of an approved library media specialist program.
  • A practicum that is less than 40 days or does not take place in an elementary and/or secondary school.
  • Paid library media specialist experiences that are not described on the Experience webpage.
Last Updated: May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023