K-12 Library/Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements 

ARSD 24:15:06:17. 
A K-12 library media education endorsement requires l8 semester hours in library media coursework, to include a library media methodology course, selection of printed and nonprinted media to support the instructional program and emerging technology, integration of multiple sources of information media into the learning process, administration, supervision, evaluation, and management of human and media resources, and cataloging and management of information resources. Study in the developmental characteristics of K-12 learners and a practicum, internship, or student teaching inclusive of K-12 learners is required in addition to the 18 hours, if not previously completed. Verified teaching experience in K-12 library media within the five-year period immediately preceding application may be accepted in lieu of the above field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: None

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
LIBM 222 Library & Society 2
LIBM 305 Children's & Young Adult Literature 3
LIBM 306 Reference Resources 3
LIBM 321 Organization & Administration of Library/Media Center 3
LIBM 408 Collection Development 2
LIBM 443 Cataloging & Classification 3
LIBM 495 K-12 Library Practicum 2
ED 431 Lirary Media & Technology 2


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