Teacher Librarian Program of Study

The University of Montana Teacher Librarian program is offered fully online. All courses are taught online through either the UM-Missoula campus or the UM-Western campus.

For currently licensed teachers, completion of this program will lead to a K-12 library media endorsement. For those seeking initial teaching licensure, please note that this teaching minor requires completion of a teaching major in a second content area in order to be eligible for licensure.

This program can be completed at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate level. Those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in addition to the library media endorsement may do so with the addition of some graduate coursework in Curriculum & Instruction. Please see the Department of Teaching & Learning for additional information.

Required Courses Starting January 2016 Credits
LIBM 462 Youth Literature for Librarians 3
LIBM 464 Reference Resources 3
LIBM 467 Collection Development and Cataloging 4
LIBM 468 Administration and Assessment of Library Media Program 3
LIBM 461 Information Literacy 3
LIBM 466 Libraries and Technology 3
LIBM 495 Library Media Practicum 2

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will require the Praxis library media content test for endorsement starting in January 2019.  For more information about the Praxis, see https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/5311