The graduate academic certificate prepares students to provide collaborative school leadership in the curricular integration of information literacy, teaching and technology. Four courses of instruction delivered by collaborating faculty from LIS/LT provide content that addresses the pedagogical and practical aspects of leadership in integrating technology and information literacy in 21st-century schools. These courses will provide extended professional development on technology integration while infusing practical learning experiences to enhance the ability of librarians and teachers to cultivate the 21st-century skills of students, teachers, administrators and parents.
The graduate academic certificate is intended for two audiences:
Library and information science professionals: Master’s degreed library and information science professionals or teachers who want to develop expertise in integrating technology and information literacy in 21st-century schools by taking additional graduate level courses to receive an academic credential.
Other professionals: Bachelor’s or master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills in integrating technology and information literacy in 21st-century schools by taking graduate level courses to receive an academic credential.
Who needs this certificate?
Potential and practicing education professionals who forsee being in a position to integrate technology and information literacy in 21st-century schools.
No particular prerequisites for this graduate academic certificate. However, courses listed under the graduate academic certificate may have prerequisites that need to be satisfied. Students should consult the instructors prior to taking the individual courses.
Once you are admitted
Once admitted, you will be assigned an advisor who will assist you in getting enrolled for classes and beginning the graduate academic certificate program.
Note: If you are a current LIS Master’s student and you are applying for a graduate academic certificate, you must also complete the Application for Concurrent Graduate Academic Certificate Programs (tsgs.unt.edu/downloads/admissions/academic-certificate-concurrent.pdf) so your academic certificate program will show up on your transcript. If you do not complete the form before your graduating semester, the Toulouse Graduate School will not accept your request for the certificate.
Academic certificate completion form and request to receive your certificate
Once you complete your course work, please submit the Request for Graduate Academic Certificate of Completion (lis.unt.edu/request-graduate-academic-certificate-completion) form to receive your certificate.
Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Director
Toby Faber, Assistant Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Department Chair