What You'll Learn
Recent changes in California public education, such as the 1998 California Public School Library Act, focus on literacy, multiculturalism, and technology. Interest in school library media centers has resurfaced along with the need for qualified librarian services teachers who organize information, support school curriculum, help develop literacy programs, and assist in technology management. Consequently, there is a high demand for librarians throughout the state.
Designed for the Working Professional
At APU, we understand the challenges of earning your degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our programs are designed to make attending Azusa Pacific simple, so you can reach your educational goals.
The dynamic online format of the program offers students the flexibility of taking courses when and where it works best for them. Students benefit from courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. For many, the online format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.
The Online Teacher Librarian Services Credential program offers students a sequenced course design designed to be completed through nine-week terms. Candidates take courses with the same peers throughout the program.
While you do not need to be online during a specific timeframe, you should plan to be online 6–10 hours per week per unit to successfully complete assignments and participate in discussions.
All online programs include a two-week online orientation prior to the start of the first class. This offers you a chance to become familiar with the online format as you engage with helpful tutorials.
Graduate online programs follow APU's Graduate Academic Calendar with most courses offered in nine-week terms.
The Teacher Librarian Services Credential authorizes the holder to instruct pupils in the choice and use of library materials, plan and coordinate school library programs with the instructional programs of a school district, select materials for school and district libraries, coordinate or supervise library programs at the school district or county level, plan and conduct a course of instruction for those pupils who assist in the operation of school libraries, supervise classified personnel assigned to the school library duties, and develop procedures for and management of the school and district libraries.
About Our Students
The student body in this program is about 65 percent female, 35 percent male. Most are older students who work while they attend school. The racial representation includes Caucasian, African American, Latino, and Asian students. Most, but not all, who attend APU describe themselves as Christians.