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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.

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Required Courses

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.

Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take is crucial to planning out your education. Learn how you can pursue success at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Degree Plan

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

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 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.


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 Certificate Faculty

Sheila Baker

Sheila Baker

Professor and Director, School Library and Information Science,

Contact number: 281-283-3515
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Sheila Baker Faculty Bio

Janice Newsum
Janice Newsum

Janice Newsum

Assistant Professor of School Library and Information Science,

Contact number: 281-283-3537
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Janice Newsum Faculty Bio

Miriam Thomas
Miriam Thomas

Miriam Thomas

Lecturer of School Library Science,

Contact number: 281-283-3554
Office: B1321.09

Miriam Thomas Faculty Bio