Syracuse University

School of Information Studies

School Library Media


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Advance Study in School Media

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The 21-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in School Media is designed for students who already possess an accredited master's degree in library and information science and seek certification as school library media specialist. The following required courses provide a foundation in literature and in media services provision for children/young adults. Skills and knowledge used in instructional design, collaboration, development, delivery and evaluation, information technologies in education, information literacy, motivation, and storytelling are also addressed. (Note: If a student has already completed any of the following courses with at least a grade of B, the course will be waived.) IST 504 Motivation and Information Literacy IST 611 Information Technologies in Educational Organizations IST 612 Youth Services in Libraries and Information Centers IST 661 Information Management in Schools IST 668 Literacy Through School Libraries Students must first undergo a thorough review of their graduate library science degree transcript to determine if the core graduate and undergraduate course requirements have been fulfilled. If all requirements have not been met, additional courses will be required. All students are required to complete 100 hours of fieldwork and a 6-credit practicum.


On campus or distance.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants who are citizens of the following English speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom. International applicants who would need Syracuse University to issue them an I-20 form for a student visa must show sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. Acceptable evidence of adequate funding for privately sponsored applicants is certified current bank statements on official bank letterhead signed by an authorized bank official that indicates sufficient funds exist to meet at least first year expenses.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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