Courses

1901 Library Media Specialist License (Non-renewable)

Becoming a school library media specialist in Wisconsin is a two-stage process. UWSSLEC will prepare you for both stages. The 1901 license qualifies you as a school librarian for five years. 

You must complete the full, renewable 1902 license during your first five years with the 1901 license.

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.

1901 License 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). 

1902 Library Media Specialist License (Renewable)

1902 (renewable) Requirements:

  • Have held an educator license for at least three years
  • Have completed the 1901 license
  • Complete a master's degree or the equivalent in an approved program
  • Must be completed in full within five years of the 1901license

This license is available through three courses in the UWSSLEC program. 

1901 Courses

 1901 Courses  Dates: Semester and Weekend  Campus
 Young Adult  Literature

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

 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

 Fall 2018

 Whitewater

 
 Library Administration

 Summer 2018: May 29 - July 28
 WebEx Session:  June 10, 9-11
 WebEx Session:  June 23, 9-11
 On-campus:

  • Section 1: July 20-21  
  • Section 2:  July 27-28

 

 Whitewater 

 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

Spring 2019 (tentative)

 Whitewater
 Children's Literature

 Spring 2017: Jan. 30 - May 12
 On-campus: Feb. 4-5

Summer 2019 (tentative)
 

 Oshkosh

 Organizing Information

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

Summer 2019 (tentative)

 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

1902 Courses

UWSSLEC 1902 Courses Dates Campus

  Leadership and Administration of Library 
 and Technology Program

 Spring 2018 : Jan. 22-May 11

  • On-campus at UW Whitewater March 3-4 (snow dates: March 10-11)

  • Optional WebEx session March 24 from 9-11

 Fall 2019 (tentative)

 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:  June 10-July 27
  On campus at UWW:  June 29, 30, July 1

 Whitewater
 Information Technology in Schools
 and Libraries

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

 Fall 2018 (tentative)

 Summer 2019 (tentative)

 Whitewater
 Portfolio  TBA: Observe home campus pre-planning dates