MLS with School Librarian Certification Focus

The Master of Library Science degree program at Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for 2025.

The Master of Library Science (MLS) degree with School Librarian Certification (SLC) focus is available entirely online and only takes 36 hours to complete. It is designed to prepare professionals to work in libraries in elementary schools, middle schools, and/or high schools (K-12).

See the Courses section for additional information.

Degree Plan for MLS with School Librarian Certification

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 M.L.S. with S.L.C. Focus

Program Contact

Mary Honard
Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2602
slis@twu.edu

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 slis@twu.edu, 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 slis@twu.edu 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 lkobler@twu.edu.

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or slis@twu.edu.


The Master of Library Science with School Librarian Certification prepares graduates to take the School Librarian Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). If you are a resident of another state, contact our department to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the licensure exam in your home state.

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School Librarianship

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