Become a Library Media Specialist

  • Reading Counts Join Our Team & Become a Media Specialist

    In AACPS, our school libraries are the hub of the school and should be innovative, vibrant, and flexible spaces, staffed with school librarians who inspire our students to become tech-savvy and independent life-long learners. To turn this vision into a reality, we depend on our creative team of dedicated and passionate media specialists.

    AACPS employees who are interested in becoming a media specialist should have their existing coursework reviewed by their HR specialist to determine if any courses already taken can be applied toward library media certification. 


     State of Maryland Certification Requirements MSDE - Current certification requirements from the State of Maryland

    The following university programs involve field experience, practical training, and theoretical and research-based foundation in the field of information studies. Interested candidates should research each program to determine the best fit for their circumstances. While some programs offer a face-to-face classroom experience, others are completely online and others are a hybrid of the two models. The universities listed below offer programs that fulfill the Maryland Department of Education certification requirements for School Library Media Specialists.  

    Catholic University

    McDaniel College

    Notre Dame of Maryland University

    Towson University

    University of Maryland