Become a School Leader
Today a school library is a hub of curiosity, innovation, and inspiration. Led by professionally trained teacher librarians, school libraries enable STEM projects providing maker spaces, collaboration among students and staff, and a habit of reading to learn and enjoy among K-12 students. As the CIO, chief information officer, of the school, librarians integrate technology tools and skills in student learning, teaching both students and teachers to navigate and evaluate Internet sources and sites. Become that leader who engages with all the teachers and students and establishes a schoolwide culture of equity, access, and learning.
This endorsement is offered by AU Seattle
Professionally-endorsed school librarians are in demand! Antioch University Seattle’s Library Media Endorsement program is a Washington state-approved, competency-based endorsement that can be added to an existing teaching certificate. The program consists of seven graduate courses offered quarterly (10 weeks per course) and can be completed within one academic year and summer. Courses can be taken completely online or with some face-to-face, hybrid options.
Competitive pricing is available for regional, group cohorts with customized, on-site options. Contact Christie Kaaland, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To earn the Washington State library media endorsement, candidates must:
- Hold a Washington State teaching certificate or a teaching certificate from a reciprocal state
- Complete Antioch’s school library endorsement courses (based on Washington’s Library Media Competencies).
- Submit a portfolio demonstrating evidence of the state competencies
- Pass the WEST-E (042) Library Media Test
Courses (3-credits each):
- Program and Collection Management
- Tech Tools for Teacher-Librarians
- Librarians as Curriculum and Assessment Leaders
- Selections for Collections: Children’s and Adolescent Library Materials
- Information Literacy across the Digital Landscape
- Legal & Ethical Issues in School Libraries
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUS catalog.
Students who complete this program can find careers as a/an:
- Public elementary, middle, or high school endorsed teacher librarian
- Independent school elementary, middle, or high school endorsed teacher librarian
- International teacher librarian, in school or program
Endorsement Leads to a Master’s Degree
Students may apply the 21 SLM endorsement credits toward earning a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) graduate degree at Antioch. Our MAEd requires 48 credits for completion.
We are proud to offer this endorsement at $450/credit through a partnership with the Kent School District. Please contact Dr. Christie Kaaland, Core Faculty, at email@example.com, for more details.
Current quarter-credit tuition: $450/credit.
Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.
- The Washington Library Association offers scholarships from $500 to $1,000 to Washington Library Association members.
- AUS also lists available scholarships and grants on the Financial Aid page.
- Washington certified teachers might be eligible for an Educator Retooling Conditional Loan through the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.
- A Financial Aid officer can work with you for additional options. Email or phone firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 268-4010.