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Library Science

Nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians/the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the school librarianship program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia is designed to provide professional education for prospective school librarians in grades K-12 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in the Darden College of Education, Department of Teaching & Learning, the program integrates theory and practice to prepare school librarians. 

Within the program are the following options for individuals who want to become endorsed as a school librarian, K-12


For an individual who is already licensed as a teacher there are the following two programs:

1.     A post-baccalaureate endorsement only program (non-degree) leading to licensure as a school librarian, grades k-12.

2.     master's degree program that includes an endorsement as a school librarian.


For an individual who is NOT already licensed as a teacher there is the following:

1.     A master’s degree program that leads to initial licensure as a school librarian (not as a classroom teacher; the license is issued for school library only.)


Advising appointments for any of the above programs can be arranged with the program director, by calling 757-683-3283 or 3284 or by email: libraryscience@odu.edu .