This concentration is for students who wish to work in K-12
school library programs in both public and private schools.
Designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for certification as
school librarians by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
(PDE), the program meets the requirements of the State of
Pennsylvania and provides a strong basis for seeking certification
in other states as well. In most instances, students will be
required to complete a supervised field study to be eligible for
Graduates of the School Library Media (SLiM)
Concentration are Prepared to:
- Organize and manage school libraries and media centers.
- Select, evaluate, and organize resources for learning.
- Collaborate with teachers to apply teaching and learning theory
to the design, implementation, and assessment of student
- Integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the
- Collaborate with teachers and others in the school community
around information issues.
- Provide instruction for the effective use of technology in
teaching and learning.
- Create an information environment supportive of all students'
- Develop technological resources such as Web pages and portals,
multimedia presentations, and social computing tools to make
- Develop partnerships with entities in the community at large
that serve the information needs of children and young adults.
- Participate actively in professional organizations.
- Provide leadership in the field.
The School Library Media Concentration offers three course
sequences: one for students who have no prior teaching
certification from PDE; one for students who have prior teaching
certification from PDE or elsewhere and wish to add school
librarian certification to their credentials; and one for students
with ALA-accredited master's degrees who wish to seek school
librarian certification from PDE.
Please refer to the
Drexel University Catalog for course requirements and