Library and Information Studies (LIS)

Instructional Technology Licensure-Only

Candidates who already have an advanced degree in education or who already have a MLIS/MLS degree may earn 077 licensure by taking the 18 semester hours of specialized course requirements listed above and a practicum.

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Program Contact

Anne Trice T. Akers, Ph.D.
School Library and Licensure Program Coordinator
(336) 334-3477


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Successful completion of this program culminates in a license, not a degree.

Additional LIS Licensure Program Requirements

All LIS licensure candidates are required to:

  • Submit a Candidate Agreement form to the program coordinator.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Archive all course assignments required as evidence for accreditation and post them to TaskStream by the last semester of the program. TaskStream is a fee-based subscription service.
  • Score 3 or above on all teaching dispositions.
  • Receive a satisfactory evaluation on the practicum.
  • Acquire professional liability insurance for all courses with field-based component (LIS 691, 692, & 693).
  • Submit to a criminal background check before completing LIS 691, 692, & 693.