School Library Media Specialist Endorsement

Department of Educational Leadership & Administration (ELA) Image of Library book

The School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Program is designed to offer courses that meet or exceed the State Board of Education required competencies for the endorsement. It prepares entry-level library media specialists for positions in both elementary and secondary schools.

The program consists of a total of 24 to 36 credits from the courses shown in the following list. These are offered through Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

In New Mexico, at least 12 credits need to be upper division courses for a Pk-12 endorsement. It is recommended that at least one course be taken from each area, and the student should consult an adviser. Endorsement is applied for by the student directly to the Public Education Department, and granted by the State, not DACC or NMSU.

For information on Program Content and course descriptions, see the Program Brochure

NOTE: All L SC and ELA courses are offered only ONLINE. Other courses may be available periodically online.