Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship

The Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship program with School Librarian Certification (SLC) is for those holding a master’s degree in a different discipline who do not wish to obtain the MLS degree. The certificate program is available entirely online.

See the Courses section for additional information.

School Librarianship Certification Plan

School Librarian Certification

The School Librarian Certification (SLC) program at TWU meets all requirements of the State of Texas State Board of Educator Certification. The certification program is available entirely online. See more information specific to the School Librarian Certification.

School Librarian Certification Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Certificate in School Librarianship

Program Contact

Mary Honard
Admissions Coordinator

Preferred Application Deadlines

Fall - June 1
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 1

Degree Requirements

These requirements are temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
  • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
  • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following materials via email to, or by mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current.
    • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
    • A resume
    • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
    • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email to directly from the reference

Additional Requirement: Apply to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. For Texas School Librarian Certification information, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services at 940-898-2829 or email Linda Kobler at

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or

The Post-Master's Certificate in School Librarianship prepares graduates to take the School Librarian Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). School librarian certification in states other than Texas will have other requirements. TWU SLIS programs HAVE NOT BEEN DETERMINED to meet the educational requirements of other states. Please check with your state to make sure our program meets their requirements.

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School Librarianship

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