Application Process

2 boys readingTo Apply for Admission to the Online Blue Ribbon Teacher of Library Media Certification Program:

  1. Applicants must hold a valid, current teaching license, and be able to demonstrate leadership in team-teaching and technology integration.

  2. Complete the standard online graduate program application for the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science - Indianapolis at http://www.iupui.edu/%7Eresgrad/grad/apply.htm. Note clearly at the top of your statement of professional goals: Seeking Admission to the Online Blue Ribbon Teacher of Library Media Certification Program. Complete all other sections and submit all documents requested.

  3. Compile and submit a PORTFOLIO of artifacts (lesson plans, letters of support from fellow teachers, completed projects in courses, workshops or conferences attended) that demonstrate your recent experiences as a successful teacher and application of the following to instruction:

    1. current TECHNOLOGIES for support of teaching, communication and information access and use.
    2. MULTIPLE RESOURCES beyond the textbook such as computer-assisted instructional software, trade books for children and young adults, print and online reference resources, and nonprint media.
    3. COLLABORATION with other educators such as team-teaching, committee service to enhance the curriculum, professional state or national association involvement for organizing conferences, in-service or other special presentations.

The portfolio can be submitted in any format (print, electronic, multimedia) and should be sent directly to:
Marilyn Irwin, Director of Library Media Education, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science - Indianapolis, UL3100, 755 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN. 46202-5195

  1. Evidence of a current, valid teaching license and an outline of the courses your State requires for certification as a school library media specialist.

    Questions concerning the application can be directed to Dr. Irwin at irwinm@indiana.edu.


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