Degree: Graduate Certificate
Classroom Type: Fully Online
Equips teacher librarians to lead the way in digital, media, and information literacy development in their schools and create an inclusive, future-ready learning culture for building essential student skills.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Highly effective school libraries are learning hubs that facilitate student creativity, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills for their achievement and preparation for post-graduate success. Librarians are teacher-leaders who are needed to create and maintain collaborative partnerships with their colleagues, community leaders, students and their families.
The University of Colorado Denver’s Leadership for P-12 Library Programs certificate prepares school librarians who are not endorsed as a certified school librarian with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish an inclusive learning community that ensures students have the ability to find, evaluate, create and communicate information. This certificate will update current librarians’ skills based on the Colorado State Library’s competencies for highly effective school library programs.
You will be prepared to:
Become a professional who helps schools thrive by creating a learning space that is inclusive, high-tech and effective for students and staff members.
Faculty at CU Denver match your passion for professional success in libraries. Engaged in school library work at the local, state, national and international levels, these professionals bring with them a wide breadth of experience. Additionally, our faculty network and collaborate with local district leaders to ensure you are prepared for the current challenges that school libraries and districts face.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your library career. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value diversity and inclusion. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
You will complete the following courses:
Recommended Completion Time:1 year
Required Credits for Completion:12
Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program.
Current grad students should reach out to their academic advisor if they want to add a certificate to their current program. Once they have spoken with their advisor, they can register for certificate courses.
Please complete the Graduate Non-Degree Admissions application to apply for this certificate program. Complete the application sections in order for the best experience.