K-12 School Library Media Licensure Admissions

This 29 credit-hour course of study leads to a multi-age licensure in school library media. This program prepares students to work in school libraries only and incorporates courses from the School of Library and Information Science and Instructional Technology. Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to sit for a state exam and apply for licensure. 

Please note: Those seeking licensure in the state of Ohio must have current teaching credentials to be eligible for the School Library Media Licensure-only program. A dual degree option is available for those who do not have current teaching credentials. Applicants outside of Ohio should contact their state’s Board of Education for any unique requirements. 

For more information, visit the K-12 School Librarianship page.

Applicants outside of Ohio should contact their state’s Board of Education for any unique requirements. 

Licensure-Only Admissions Procedures 

Please provide the items requested below.

  • Official Transcripts: Request an official transcript from each college/university in which nine (9) semester hours or more were earned, except for Kent State University.
  • Online Graduate Non-Degree Application: Applicants are required to create an account, which allows them to save the application and track the progress of materials submitted via the application system. The online application will indicate "Kent Campus" for all Kent, Columbus and online students. Licensure is offered through the College of Communication and Information.

To select the correct non-degree application, enter the following:

  • Admitting Academic Unit: College of Communication and Information
  • Program: School Library Media Licensure
  • Major: School Library Media

School Library Media Licensure Program Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the School Library Media Licensure program are required to submit the same supplemental documents as those applying to the Master of Library and Information Science program and are reviewed according to the same admission standards.

Please refer to the M.L.I.S. admission policies and procedures.

 

Note: In order to be compliant with federal and state laws related to online education and consumer protection, Kent State University may not be able offer online programs to students residing in certain states. In addition, some state laws may impose limitations that could affect a program of study, including inability to offer on-ground internships. Since this compliance undergoes continuous updates, non-Ohio residents interested in pursuing any School of Library and Information Science programs are advised to consult official Kent State information on state authorization before applying to this program.