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Course Requirements

LIB 500
School Library Media Center Management
LIB 505
Selection, Evaluation, and Management of Learning Resources
LIB 510
Learning Resources for Elementary Schools
LIB 515
Learning Resources for Secondary Schools
LIB 520
Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources
LIB 525
Information Retrieval and Reference Services
LIB 530
School Library-classroom Partnerships
LIB 535
Library Media Technologies
LIB 540
Current Topics in School Media Centers
LIB 550
Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian/Capstone*/**
Approved transfer units3–6 units
Total30 units

*Students must complete six LIB courses prior to taking LIB 550.
**Fieldwork is required in both elementary and secondary settings.

Additional Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to be online for the online program?
You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each nine-week course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online Teacher Librarian Services Credential at an APU campus location?
No. You can complete your librarian services credential entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How do I get started?
Online programs may include requirements, procedures, and policies unique to the university's more traditional programs. For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, please contact one of our recruitment counselors at (800) 825-5278 or at

How often are courses offered?
Classes are offered five times per year.

How many terms per year?
There are five terms: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer.

How long are the terms?
Each term is nine weeks long.

How many courses should I take during each term?
Students typically enroll in one or two each term.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The coursework can be completed in 15 months, depending on how many courses a student takes each term.

What are the prerequisites?
To enroll in the LIB Credential Program, the student must hold a teaching credential.

Are scholarships available?
Several types of financial aid, ranging from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships, are available. Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.