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Library Media Studies: Professional Learning

Completion of the Library Media Studies program will qualify students for an endorsement in Library Media PreK-12.

At a Glance

Program Results

Professional Learning

Add-On Endorsement - Library Media Specialist

Program Type

  • Part Time


  • Online

About This Program

A collaboration between UVA-Wise and the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development, the Library Media Add-on Endorsement is a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)-approved program for currently licensed Commonwealth of Virginia teachers who wish to add a library media endorsement to their teaching license.

Course Structure

The program is provided in a cohort format. The LIB courses through UVA-Wise are taught via synchronized online meetings. The EDIS courses through the UVA School of Education and Human Development will be taught asynchronously online.

  • All courses are taught by top-tier UVA and UVA-Wise faculty members.
  • Our intimate class sizes allow for ease of interaction and robust sharing of ideas.
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of completely online learning using engaging state-of-the-art online instructional techniques.

The Library Media Program culminates in the internship course. This six-hour course is part of the VDOE-approved program for the Library Media endorsement and includes participation in activities, routines, and procedures of the school library. The course fulfills internship requirements for licensure as a school librarian and may be used to meet part of the professional education requirements. Students may register for the internship course once all of the core UVA and UVA-Wise classes are completed.

Program Overview

Admission Requirements

If you hold an active Virginia teacher license and are interested in this program, please complete the non-degree application, submit your application essay, and two reference letters as well as the application fee to apply. 

Elizbeth Dotson-Shupe, the Program Coordinator and an assistant professor of education at UVA Wise, will review each applicant’s transcripts to see if any previous coursework will count toward the required classes.  Please note that only coursework completed within the past 10 years will be considered. Also, only two transfer courses will be allowed to count for the required Library Media courses.

Program Admission

Application for admission to the Library Media Studies program is made to UVA-Wise. For more information about the graduate admission process, please visit the UVA-Wise page for further instructions about the admission process.

Course Overview

The Library Media Program will consist of 15 undergraduate credits from UVA Wise, plus an additional 9 graduate credits from UVA. Qualified applicants will be admitted to the UVA Wise Library Media Program after review and approval of their credentials.  

The required courses to meet the VDOE requirements are as follows:

  • LIB 3100: Reference and Bibliography *
  • LIB 3200: Technical Services *
  • LIB 3300: School Library Administration *
  • EDU 3260: Design, Production, Evaluation of Instructional Media or EDIS 7010: Instructional Technology Tools
  • EDU 3610: Children’s Literature or EDIS 5409: Children’s Literature
  • EDU 3400: Young Adult Literature or EDIS 5410: Young Adult Literature
  • EDU 3940: Internship in School Library Services *

*Must be taken through UVA Wise

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The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at

Further curriculum information for this program can be found by visiting the UVA-Wise documentation: