Courses

902 Library Media Specialist License (With Stipulations)

Becoming a school library media specialist in Wisconsin is a two-stage process. UWSSLEC will prepare you for both stages. The license with stipulations qualifies you as a school librarian for five years. 

You must complete the full, renewable 902 license during your first five years with the 902 with Stipulations.

Courses may be as a graduate student in the UWSSLEC distance program, or on campus at UW Eau Claire, or Whitewater campuses, either as an undergraduate  minor or as a special student. 

This site describes the UWSSLEC program. Check individual campuses for GPA  and portfolio requirements for admission to the practicum and for campus licensure expectations.

902 (with Stipulations) Requirements:

  • Hold or be eligible for a teaching license in an area other than school library media services
  • 21 credits of coursework plus supervised practicum experiences(3 to 6 credits). 

902 Library Media Specialist License (Renewable)

902 (renewable) Requirements:

  • Have held an educator license for at least three years
  • Have completed the 902 with Stipulations
  • Complete a master's degree or the equivalent in an approved program
  • Must be completed in full within five years of the 902 with Stipulations license

This license is available through five courses in the UWSSLEC program. Note: This will change to three courses in summer 2015. 

902 (With Stipulations) Courses

 902 (With Stipulations) Courses  Dates: Semester and Weekend  Campus
 Young Adult  Literature

 Fall 2015:  Sept. 2 - Dec. 18
 On campus:  Sept. 12-13

 Spring 2018Jan. 29 - May 11
On-campus: Feb. 10 and 11

 Oshkosh

 Digital Tools

 Spring 2016: Jan. 25- May 13
 On-campus:

  •  Section 1: March 12-13
  •  Section 2: March 19-20

    Snow dates:  April 9-10

 Whitewater

 
 Library Administration

 Summer 2016: June 8 - July 31
 On-campus: 

  • Section 1: July 10-11
  • Section 2: July 16-17
  • Section 3: June18-19

 Summer 2018

 Eau Claire (2016)

 Whitewater (2018)

 Information Literacy

 Fall 2016: Sept. 7 - Dec. 16
 On-campus:

  • Section 1:  Sept. 24-25
  • Section 2:  Oct. 1-2
  • Section 3:  Oct. 8-9
 Whitewater
 Children's Literature  Spring 2017: Jan. 30 - May 12
 On-campus: Feb. 4-5
 
 Oshkosh

 Organizing Information

 Summer 2017May 20- July 7
 On-campus:  May 20-21 (section 1)
 On-campus:  June 3-4 (section 2 if needed)

 Whitewater*
Finding and Using Information

 Fall 2017: Sept. 5 – Dec. 15

  • Section 1: On-campus: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 (9:00-4:30 Saturday, 8:30-3:30 Sunday)
  •  Section 2:  On campus: Sept. 23-24 (9:00-4:30 Saturday, 8:30-3:30 Sunday)
Whitewater
 Practicum  TBA: Observe home campus preplanning dates  Home

902 (Renewable) Courses

UWSSLEC 902 (Renewable)
Completion Courses
Dates Campus

  Leadership and Administration of Library 
 and Technology Program

 Fall 2016: Sept. 7 - Dec. 16
 On campus:  Oct. 15 - 16

 Summer 2017: June 11- July 29
 On campus: July 8-9

Spring 2018Jan. 22-May 11

  • On-campus at UW Whitewater March 3-4 (snow dates: March 10-11)
  • WebEx session March 24 from 9-11
 Whitewater
 Virtual Libraries

  Fall 2017: Sept. 5 – Dec. 15
  On campus at UWW: Oct. 7-8 (9:00-4:30 Saturday, 8:30-3:00 Sunday)

  Summer 2018

 Whitewater
 Information Technology in Schools
 and Libraries

 Summer 2016: June 13- Aug. 6
 On-campus July 8,9,10

 Spring 2017: Jan. 17-May 12
 On-campus: March 4-5 (snow dates: March 11-12)

 Fall 2018 (tentative)

 Whitewater
 Advanced Design and Production

 No longer offered, merged with Virtual Libraries

 Whitewater
 Design of Curriculum for Inquiry  No longer offered, merged with Information Literacy  Whitewater
 Portfolio  TBA: Observe home campus pre-planning dates