Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship

The Graduate Certificate in School Librarianship program with School Librarian Certification (SLC) is for those holding a master’s degree in a different discipline who do not wish to obtain the MLS degree. The certificate program is available entirely online.

See the Courses section for additional information.

Steps to Admission

Applicants must apply to the TWU Graduate School, SLIS, and the TWU Educator Preparation Program. See steps 1, 2, and 3 below.

1. Apply to the TWU Graduate School.

  • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have another graduate degree.
  • If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • For questions on the Graduate School admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions Processing at or (940) 898-3076.

2. Apply to SLIS. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. Submit the following materials via email to, or by postal mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769.

  • A SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
  • A resume
  • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
  • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email (to directly from the name of the reference

3. Apply to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. Submit a TWU Educator Preparation Program Professional Certification Application. For Texas School Librarian certification information, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services at 940-898-2829 or email Linda Kobler at

Application Deadlines

  • Applications continue to be accepted until all available spaces are filled.
  • The preferred application deadlines are July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, and May 1 for the Summer semester.

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact Cindy Englehart in the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or

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