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School Library and Information Science M.S. with School Librarian Certification

Promote Student Literacy. Inspire Students to Read.

School librarians create a vibrant culture of literacy by teaching critical skills young people need to evaluate and manage information while using innovative technology to share ideas. A University of Houston-Clear Lake Master of Science in School Library and Information Science with state certification will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become one of your school's most dynamic educators who will build on the traditional role of nurturing a love for reading, while developing high-quality collections to support the school curriculum and meet student-reading preferences.

Become a Leader in the Information Age

UHCL's School Library and Information Science Program focuses on school librarianship, as nationally-recognized, award-winning school library faculty teach online courses. This program is designed for passionate people who want to impact student learning by:

  • Leading elementary, middle, or high school teachers in the integration of technology;
  • Collaborating with teachers to develop lessons in all curricular areas;
  • Helping students become information-literate;
  • Teaching students about the ethical use of resources; and
  • Implementing and promoting school-wide literacy programs, all of which impact student learning.

This degree and certification will prepare you to:

  • Analyze and identify the needs of diverse communities of users;
  • Assist and educate users to resources;
  • Develop and manage collections of information resources;
  • Deploy information technologies in effective and innovative ways; and
  • Effectively evaluate and use research.

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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 Library and Information Science M.S. with School Librarian Certification
  • Application

    The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas.

  • Requirements
    • Bachelor’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 Library and Information Science, School Librarian Standard Certification (EC-12), M.S.


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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. 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

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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

UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

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 Library and Information Science M.S. with School Librarian Certification Faculty

Sheila Baker
baker

Sheila Baker

Program Director and Associate Professor of 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