Non-Degree Options

School Library Media Endorsement

Students interested in pursuing careers as teacher librarians in Washington state must hold a Washington state teaching certificate and acquire a library media endorsement.

  • School library coursework: While in the MLIS program, matriculated students can take specific coursework to enhance their skills in working with students in a school library media center. As of June 2017, Washington state's criteria for receiving a library media endorsement changed to require only the passing of a West-E test. Please consult the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website for more information. For students pursuing careers as teacher librarians outside of Washington state, youth-focused coursework is available and may help fulfill requirements for your intended state. Please consult the state's department of education for more information.
  • Certificate in School Library Media Endorsement: The UW Continuum College's program has been canceled for the 2017-18 school year.