This certificate is intended for those who wish to pursue a career as a K12 media center specialist but do not need to earn a masters’ degree. The program of courses matches closely with those required for media center endorsement by the state of Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) 6a-4.0251 plan Two:
A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in educational media or library science to include credit in the areas specified below:
(a) Management of library media programs;
(b) Collection development. Courses in this area include: evaluation, selection, and maintenance of library media resources in print and non-print formats;
(c) Library media resources. Courses in this area include: literature in both print and non-print formats for both children and adolescents;
(d) Reference sources and services. Courses in this area include: print and electronic resources and techniques for providing information services;
(e) Organization of collections. Courses in this area include: classification and cataloging principles and techniques; and
(f) Design and production of educational media.