Library & Information Science (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

Tammy Gruer
School Library and Licensure Program Coordinator
(336) 334-3285


All you need to know about the application process – click here to get started.

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 your final portfolio by the last semester of the program.
  • 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.

Specialized Course Requirements for MLIS with Instructional Technology Students: Additional required courses (18 hours) for all MLIS students seeking 077 licensure and for licensure-only students who already have a MLIS or M.Ed are as follows:

  • LIS 630: Computer-Related Technologies for Info Management (3)
  • LIS 631: Emerging Technological Trends in Info Access (3)
  • LIS 635: Libraries and Technology (3)
  • LIS 672: Instructional Design (3)
  • SES 662: Assistive Technology for Inclusive Education (3)
  • LIS 691: Practicum (3) **

Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.


The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the Library and Information Science MLIS/MEd- 077 Instructional Technology program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the LIS School Library Program Coordinator at with any questions regarding this data.