The School Library Professional Certificate is offered through the Educational Media and Educational Technology program to qualified candidates who have a master's degree from an accredited institution and who hold a valid Tennessee Teaching License. Qualifying students may take 26 credit hours of approved classes to meet the current school licensure requirements for Tennessee endorsement School Library Specialist #473.
Because courses are arranged sequentially and may only be offered once each year, students must complete all classes successfully before advancing to the next term. At the completion of the coursework, students must follow the current state testing requirement for Praxis Test #0311 "School Library Specialist" and apply for add-on status to their current teaching license by contacting Angela Murray through the College of Education.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 679-4500, or Website with any question regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.