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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.

Printable program information for prospective students - Endorsement Program Overview

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

When you decide to start the program please contact the Endorsement and Certificate Coordinator at Seattle Pacific University to start the Endorsement Program application process and to indicate that you are taking classes with Highline. Email at and phone (206)281-2274.


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  *also spring 2018
ECDN 5730 Field Experience Pedagogy Assessment capstone course (SPU) 5 Fall winter  spring
  TOTAL: 32  
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:

Here is some information about how to get started online at Highline after you have registered:  

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

EDLR 5043 is offered annually Fall Quarter, course information and registration is available beginning in August of every year:
1) Candidate must complete the WEST-E #042: Library Media exam ( and have official scores electronically submitted to SPU
2) Once the coursework has been completed and the WEST-E scores submitted to SPU, the candidate is eligible to request placement in EDCN 5730: Field Experience Pedagogy Assessment (5 Quarter Credits, $1450.00 Total).
3) After completing plan of study and the exam, contact for a final file review and award of the Certificate. *Certificate processing fee will apply.



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Phone: (206) 592-3248