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School Librarian Standard Certification EC-12

Share Information and a Love of Learning with Your School

The School Librarian Certification program at University of Houston-Clear Lake introduces you to cataloging, classification and subject analysis techniques as well as policies for school library administration. Find out how best to choose informative yet enjoyable reading materials for students of all ages.

Achieve Your School Librarian Certification

This 27-hour certificate is intended for students holding a master’s degree and planning careers in elementary or secondary school libraries. Students planning careers in other library settings should seek special advisement.

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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.

  • School Librarian Standard Certification EC-12
  • Application

    The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas.

  • Requirements
    • Master's Degree and a 3.000 GPA over the last 60 semester credit hours.
    • Graduate Records Examination (GRE):
      • GRE is not required if GPA in last 60 hours is 3.000 or above.
      • GRE is required if GPA in last 60 hours is 2.750-3.000
        • Minimum required GRE scores: 294 combined on the Quantitative & Verbal, 3.5 Analytical Writing
    • Hold a valid Texas Teaching Certificate
    • Official Transcripts
      • Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.

    The following items must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    Admission Essay will be scored based on program established rubric.

    Once your application has been approved, you will be prompted to formally accept your office of admission to the program and pay a required $37 TEA Admission fee.


Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.

School Librarian Standard Certification EC-12


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

UHCL School Library and Information Science Program Accreditation Statement


School Librarian Standard Certification EC-12 Faculty

Sheila Baker
baker

Sheila Baker

Professor and Director, School Library and Information Science,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3515
Email: bakers@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Sheila Baker Faculty Bio

Janice Newsum
Janice Newsum

Janice Newsum

Assistant Professor of School Library and Information Science,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3537
Email: newsum@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Janice Newsum Faculty Bio

Miriam Thomas
Miriam Thomas

Miriam Thomas

Lecturer of School Library Science,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3554
Email: thomasmi@uhcl.edu
Office: B1321.09

Miriam Thomas Faculty Bio