Youth Services Specialist Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 25.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-4021

NOTE:  Effective Fall 2017, students are no longer being accepted into the Youth Services Specialist certificate program. Prospective students are encouraged to explore the Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology which provides specialized, customized training beyond the master's degree.

This certificate is designed for professionals already holding a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or a graduate degree closely related to this specialization. This program meets the interests of students planning public library careers with a focus on youth populations.

The program must be completed within five years.

Required Courses
INFO 650Public Library Service3.0
INFO 683Resources for Children3.0
INFO 684Resources for Young Adults3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Library Programming
Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations
Collection Management
Total Credits15.0
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