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Library Media Specialist
Please be prepared to submit documentation verifying that you have met the requirements from one of the options below:
A master's degree from a Maryland approved program leading to certification as a library media specialist or librarian
(1) A bachelor's or higher degree
(2) A school library media practicum, 1 year of full-time teaching experience, or 1 year of full-time school library media-related experience
(3) 36 semester hours of post-baccalaureate or graduate credits with 15 semester hours completed at one institution. A minimum of 24 semester hours of the credits shall be met by graduate credits in the course work listed below*.
History and philosophy of education
Student developmental levels, learning theory, and strategies for identifying student information and learning needs
Theory, principles, and methods of instructional design and delivery
Inclusion of special needs student populations.
Administration of library media programs, including an understanding of State and national library media standards and technology standards
Materials for children in all formats, including concepts related to the teaching and learning of reading
Materials for young adults in all formats, including concepts related to the teaching and learning of reading;
Selection, evaluation, and use of materials in all formats to meet student curriculum and instructional needs;
Access and delivery of information, including reference and bibliographic systems in all formats;
Organization of knowledge, including cataloging and classification, and information retrieval in all formats;
Principles of communication, including dissemination and use of information in all formats; and
The design, creation, and implementation of library media in all formats for instructional use.
*Additional post-baccalaureate or graduate courses may be substituted if some of the course work described in above has been acquired as a part of the undergraduate degree program.