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School Library Media Endorsement

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K-12 Library Media Endorsement

A Career in School Libraries

Library media specialists work in libraries at secondary and elementary schools performing a wide variety of library management services including information literacy instruction, assisting students with research, acquisitions,  cataloging, and circulation. They are also known as teacher librarians or school librarians.


Highline College and Seattle Pacific University offer this program in partnership. Highline College offers five classes and Seattle Pacific University offers two courses, EDLR 5043 and ECDN 5730.* See below for additional course information.

*Library Media - Available through Test Only route until 10/31/18. Visit the OSPI web site for additional information.

Printable program information for prospective students - Library Media Program Overview and Timeline

 All of the Highline classes are online. The course management system is Canvas.

When you decide to start the program please contact the Endorsement Coordinator at Seattle Pacific University to apply for the Endorsement Program and to indicate that you are taking classes with Highline. Email at and phone (206)281-2573.


K-12 Library Media Certificate 32 credits


Highline courses: Course Descriptions Quarter
LIBR 130 School Libraries 5 Winter
LIBR 160 Computers in Libraries 5 Spring
LIBR 178 Technical Services & Cataloging for Small Libraries 5 Fall
LIBR 190 Library Administration and Management 5 Summer
LIBR 195 Collection Development 3 Summer
EDLR 5043 Instructional Leadership as a School Library Media Specialist (SPU) 4 Fall
ECDN 5730 Field Experience Pedagogy Assessment capstone course (SPU) 3 Fall,
winter, spring quarters
  TOTAL: 30  
Recommended Electives (Credits do not apply towards the Endorsement):  
LIT 110 Children's Literature 5 varies
EDUC 210 Human Exceptionalities 5 varies

Highline College Admissions:

Highline College Registration and Tuition & Fee Costs:

Online classes are taught through Canvas, a Course Management System.  You can learn more about using Canvas here (including some how-to videos):



Highline College students

Contact Information
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Monday-Friday 10 am-3pm

Phone: (206) 592-3248