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 to provide maker spaces, collaboration among students and staff, and a habit of reading 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 in Washington! Antioch University Seattle’s Library Media Endorsement program is a Washington state-approved, standards-based endorsement that can be added to an existing Washington state or reciprocal state 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 or at your own pace. Courses can be taken completely online or with some face-to-face, hybrid options. Coursework blends research and theory with best practices in education and school librarianship while embedding the principles of social justice and leadership throughout the program.
See what some of our alums are doing:
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 which include field experiences.
Beginning Fall 2020 – Courses (3-credits each):
- Organization and Collection Management (LIBM6025)
- School Library Administration (LIBM6035)
- Tools for Technology-Enabled Learning, Gr. K-8 (LIBM 6045) OR Digital Leadership for Secondary Learning, Gr. 6-12 (LIBM 6075)
- Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (LIBM 6055)
- School Library Administration (LIBM 6065)
- Selections for Collections: Children’s/YA Literature and Reading Advocacy (LIBM 6085)
- Legal and Ethical Issues in School Libraries (LIBM 6095)
For detailed 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.
How to apply
- Complete and submit the online admissions application.
- Submit a copy of your Washington State or reciprocal Teaching Certificate.
- Letter of Intent or Résumé (preferred) – Submit a brief essay describing why you are interested in this program or submit current Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV). Documentation of relevant professional and volunteer experience, professional affiliations, publications, and licensure.
All admission application supporting materials, transcripts, essays, etcetera, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
|Summer 2020||July 5 – August 2, 2020 (8 weeks)|
|Fall 2020||October 5 – December 18, 2020|
|Winter 2021||January 4 – March 12, 2021|
|Spring 2021||April 5 – June 11, 2021|
|* Complete applications received after the registration period may be considered if space is still available in that quarter or will be reviewed for the next available term. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for additional important dates.|
Current quarter-credit tuition: $450/credit. Competitive pricing is available for regional, group cohorts with customized, on-site options. Contact Christie Kaaland, Program Director, email@example.com for more information.
Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include charges for materials, late registration, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, 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. A Financial Aid officer can work with you for additional options. Email or phone firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 268-4010.
- 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.