Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must pass a Praxis exam to demonstrate their competency as teacher librarians prior to completion of the program. Learn more on the Praxis website.
  • Students may not enroll in more than seven units per eight-week session.
  • Students must sign up for TaskStream.

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 eight-week course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online School Librarianship program at an APU campus location?

No. You can complete your library degree program entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How many units do I take each term?

Half-time students take at least 3–6 units every eight-week session. Most candidates are working adults and do not take classes full time. Academic advising is highly recommended to determine the course load required.

How long is a term?

All courses are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions in fall, spring, and summer.

How many students will be in my classes?

In order to create a dynamic online environment, average class size in this program ranges from 12–15 students.

Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?

No, this program does not require a thesis, dissertation, or capstone project. However, a research project is required in the final course.

How soon can I finish this program?

This program can be finished in one year. However, it can take longer; therefore, academic advising is highly recommended and especially helpful in determining what is suitable for the individual based on personal schedule and content of the current class.

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 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.