UHCL School Library and Information Science Certificate

Refresh Your Library Science Skills

The UHCL School Library and Information Science Certificate is a plan of study specifically designed as a refresher program for credentialed school librarians. The plan consists of four courses, allowing you to gain the latest knowledge, skills and best practices in the field.

Required courses include:

  • SLIS 6136 Librarians as Instructional Partners.
  • SLIS 6234 Librarians Empowering Learners through Advocacy & Leadership.
  • SLIS 6334 Administration of School Library Services.
  • SLIS 6336 Media and Technology Selection and Application.

Upon successful completion of these courses, you will receive a UHCL Certificate of Completion which can be used toward Continuing Education Units in your districts.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


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 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 Certificate Faculty

Sheila Baker

Sheila Baker

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator of School Library and Information Science,

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 Library and Information Science,

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

Janice Newsum Faculty Bio