General Program Information
Renee’ C. Lyons, M.L.S., M.F.A., Graduate Coordinator
Faculty: Renee’ Lyons, Amy Davis
The program of School Librarianship offers a Master of Education degree. The School Librarianship degree prepares candidates to become certified as a Library Information Specialist PreK-12. The SLIB curriculum is aligned with the standards of the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, and the State of Tennessee licensure standards. Additional information may be obtained from the department chair and/or program coordinator.
Program Admission Requirements
Students seeking admission to the School Librarianship Program must first meet the general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.
Applicants need to possess a minimum overall undergraduate or graduate level GPA of 3.0 OR meet or exceed minimum score requirement on the GRE: Verbal Reasoning 151; Quantitative Reasoning 153; and Analytic Writing 3.5.
The coordinator of the program to which the prospective candidate has been admitted serves as the initial advisor. Students who anticipate candidacy for a degree are strongly encouraged to take courses based on guidelines provided by their advisors. Merely taking a collection of courses is not the same as matriculating within a program leading to a graduate degree. A comprehensive oral examination is required of all students completing graduate programs in school librarianship education. Presentation of a Professional Portfolio is a required part of the oral examination.