School Library Endorsement and Teacher Librarian Endorsement
Welcome to CU Denver and the #1 School Library program in Colorado! Our School Library program has changed dramatically in recent years to reflect changes in information and learning technologies. School libraries can and should be the heart of the school where students, staff, and administration look for collaborative support. School librarians are now called upon to help lead technology planning, instruction, and PD, as well as providing students resources to help them succeed in their studies.
Our endorsement plans are designed to help you learn the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career goals. Beginning teachers may complete the School Library endorsement completely online with 8 graduate-level classes, or 24 credit hours. The Teacher Librarian endorsement, required by some districts, includes 30 credit hours and one year of teaching experience. Both endorsements require a Colorado teaching license. Most of our students at both endorsement levels go on to complete a Master's Degree in Information and Learning Technologies with an emphasis in School Library.
Through in-course projects and authentic learning activities, you will learn skills in instructional leadership, collaborative planning, management, technology, and PD, which are all required in today's school libraries. As a nationally recognized NCATE - AASL* approved School Library Education Program, we guide you through a field experience in approved K12 school libraries. Please see CDE’s website for more information.
To complete the School Library program, you will need reliable high-speed Internet access from home. Faculty and students use web-based applications like Instructure Canvas to complete coursework. For more information, visit CU Online's technical requirements page.
Contact the Office of Continuing and Professional Education for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-315-4985.