SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The certificate serves three key goals for the advancement of school librarians.
Over the course of the certificate, participants will develop competencies in four key areas as identified by the Colorado State Libraries’ Highly Effective School Library Program: planning, instructional support, leadership, and library management.
The 21st Century school library skills developed over the course of this certificate include:
The certificate is designed as a three‐course sequence. These three courses meet the standards of 21st Century School Librarians and enable the school librarians to better understand 21st Century learning skills, digital literacy, and the integration of technology that aligns with the Colorado State Standards and is expected in highly effective school library programs.
The certificate consists of three courses, totaling 9 credit hours, and may be earned in one year. You may join into the certificate at any point in the sequence.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus. Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status.
Visit our tuition and financial aid page. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
SCHL 5030: Information Literacy
SCHL 5160: Managing School Libraries
INTE 5300: Media Literacy
|SCHL 5200: Promoting Literature in Schools|
This course approaches the school library as a resource to promote literacy and development in children and young adults. Topics include genres of literature, methods for advising students towards appropriate reading and media resources, and the promotion of multiple literacies including information, new media, and transliteracy.