Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online School Library Certification is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

School Library Certification:

Courses

 

School Library Certification varies from State to State but completion of the required sequence of courses listed below has been acceptable to meet the course requirements generally in all States.

Discovery Park

Certification Courses in Recommended Sequence Background Courses (27 hours)

INFO 5001 (3 hours) School Librarianship
INFO 5720 (3 hours) Instructional Materials Production and Use
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5001 )
INFO 5208 (3 hours) Learning Resources Organization and Media
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5001 )
INFO 5405 (3 hours) Advanced Information Resources Development
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5001 )
INFO 5420 (3 hours) Literature for Youth
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5001 )
INFO 5050 (3 hours) Trends and Practices in School Libraries
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5208 )
INFO 5340 (3 hours) Learning Resource Centers and Services
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5050 )
INFO 5090.999  (3 hours) Practicum (Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5340 )
INFO 5345 (3 hours) Library Operation and Policy Development
(Pre or Co-requisite: INFO 5050 )

A grade of B or better in all courses is required for certification.

How to Apply

 

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall
  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.  
    • International students should use the International Student application.
       
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
     
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams:​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2.  Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program.  In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you.  Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

Step 3.  How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization.  See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information.  Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging into myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.

School Library Certification

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Adaptable.
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School Library Certification

School Library Certification varies from State to State but completion of the required sequence of courses listed below has been acceptable to meet the course requirements generally in all States.


In Texas, the requirement to work as a School Librarian is as follows:

  • Two years as an Early Childhood-12th grade classroom teacher.
  • A Master's Degree (in most any area).
  • Completion of a state approved program in librarianship (courses taken from the below list must be no more than six years old when application is made for school library certification).
  • Passing score on the TExES School Librarianship exam (exam administered by the State).

Note: If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship on the ApplyTexas application. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Benefits of this Program

  • Earn your School Library Certification online (full-time or part-time)!
  • If you already have a Master's degree, you may not be required to take entrance exams even if you have never taken them.
  • There are only about 50 ALA accredited programs in the country. If you ever wish to work in a library type other than Early Childhood - 12th grade schools, it usually requires an ALA accredited degree.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Earn your School Library Certification (SLC) online!
  • Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,421.45 for a Texas Resident.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses make the most of your valuable time.
  • Respected. Every School Library Certification (SLC) and/or Master's student must spend time in a school library under the mentorship of a qualified school librarian.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • In this program, you will receive the necessary foundation for working not just as an Early Childhood - 12th grade librarian, but also any library position requiring ALA accreditation.
  • If you wish, you may pursue either the certification alone or you may pursue a Master of Science (General Program of Study) with School Library Certification.

How does it work?

  • The School Library Certification requires nine courses (27 hours).
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring with many courses offered each semester -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.

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Program Contact


Library & Information Sciences
UNT Discovery Park, Suite C232
3940 North Elm Street
Denton TX, 76203 

Office: (940) 565-2445
E-mail:
Web:

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the College of Information Advisors at (940) 565-2445 or e-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu with your questions about the Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings or to find out the status of your application.

College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences

Phone: 940-565-2445
Fax: 940-565-3101
E-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017

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Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings:

Courses

How to Apply

 

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall
  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.  
    • International students should use the International Student application.
       
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
     
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams:​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2.  Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program.  In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you.  Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

Step 3.  How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization.  See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information.  Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging into myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.

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