Library Media Specialist Certification

Stritch offers a sequence of courses leading to Initial Library Media Specialist and Professional Library Media Specialist (902) licensures.


The initial license is issued for five years and is not renewable. Persons who receive an initial license must complete course work for the 902 professional license within five years.

The Library Media Specialist licensure programs have a very strong practitioner focus. Courses are taught by practicing Library Media Specialists, many in a PreK-12 library media setting.

Courses taken in pursuit of the 902 license may apply towards partial fulfillment of Stritch's Master of Education (M.E.) in Instructional Technology degree, offered in a convenient online format.