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Library media specialists may earn certification through course work. Accredited programs are available at the following institutions:

  • Lindenwood University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Missouri State University

The program of study below covers grades K-12 and lists credit hours:



FocusCredit Hours
Foundations of Librarianship2
Library Media Administration3
Developing and Managing Collections3
Organizing Information
Reference Sources and Services
Action Research in School Libraries 
Children's, Adolescent or Young Adult Literature
Library Systems and Information Technologies 
Curriculum and the Media Center 

Compendium of Missouri Certification,

Individuals having a current Missouri professional certificate of license to teach may acquire certification in additional areas by successfully completing the Praxis II test designated for the additional area of certification sought.Those seeking school library media certification may take the Library Media Specialist (K-12) PRAXIS II exam #0311. They must receive a score of at least 160 to receive certification.


Missouri Association of School Librarians Scholarships

Additional scholarships may be available from individual institutions of higher education.

Library Education

Accredited programs are available at the following institutions:

Lindenwood University

209 S. Kingshighway

St. Charles, MO 63301

Phone: (636) 949-2000

Missouri Baptist University

One College Park Drive

St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: (877) 434-1115

Missouri State University

Department of Library Science

302 Duane G. Meyer Library

Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: (417) 836-4525

University of Central Missouri: Department of Library Science and Information Services

P.O. Box 800

Warrensburg, MO 64063

Phone: (877) 729-8261

University of Missouri-Columbia: School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

118 Hill Hall

Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: (573) 882-8312

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