Teacher-Librarianship (LIBE)


Today’s teacher librarian is a dynamic teacher able to:

  • plan units of study collaboratively with other teachers;
  • teach information literacy to students;
  • develop curricula that integrates information literacy and technology;
  • work with teachers to improve literacy learning;
  • select quality resources and manage collections that support the curriculum, lifelong learning, and independent reading.

 
The diploma and certificate programs incorporate course work in educational leadership, inquiry-based learning, literacy, collaborative planning and teaching, information literacy, curriculum design and implementation, multi-media resources, and learning technologies.

Information

Certificate in Teacher-Librarianship

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UBC offers a 15-credit Certificate in Education – Teacher-Librarianship. Courses for the Certificate should be selected in consultation with individual school districts, as hiring and qualification policies vary. Students have the option to complete their Certificate entirely online.

Important note for Certificate Students  
Moving from the certificate to the diploma stream requires a separate application to the diploma.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission into the Certificate in Education – Teacher-Librarianship, you require:

  1. A valid teaching degree
  2. 2 years teaching experience (can include TOC experience).

Application

Application forms and supporting documents are submitted to the Teacher Education Office. For application information, please see the Professional Development and Community Engagement website.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year. It is recommended that students submit their application at least one month prior to their anticipated start date. For more information, visit the UBC Academic Calendar.

Registration

Using your Campus Wide login ID and password, logon to the Student Service Centre to pay the registration deposit and register in the courses. Due to their popularity, register in Term 1 and Term 2 courses at the same time.

Before registering in courses, check available seating at the Course Schedule. Please note – not all courses are offered in every session or term.

Courses

Required Courses: (15 credits, choose 5 courses)

indicates online course
indicates on campus course

 

Program Completion

All 15 credits must be completed within five years from the commencement of the first applicable course. For program advice please consult with Program Coordinator Lorrie Miller. To request the certificate, please contact PDCE. To transfer the 15 credits to the Diploma in Education, apply for admission to the Diploma.

Questions and Further Information:

For questions about program requirements and admissions, please email the Teacher Education Office or call 604-822-5242.

For questions about registration please email Professional Development and Community Engagement, or call their office at 604-822-2013, or 1-888-492-1122 (North America only).

Diploma in Teacher-Librarianship

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UBC offers a 30-credit Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship. This diploma meets all the course recommendations of the Canadian School Library Association. Students have the option to complete their Diploma entirely online.

The Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship offers flexibility in course selection. Students are encouraged to take the required courses in any order, and at their own pace. All 30 credits must be completed within five years from the commencement of the first applicable course. If students begin their coursework as an unclassified student, they may advance their UBC coursework to a maximum of 18 credits (or, if a student has studied outside of UBC, 12 appropriate non-UBC credits) into their Diploma program. Please note that any transferred credits must also be within the five year limit.

Note: Moving from the certificate to the diploma stream requires a separate admission application to the diploma.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission into the Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship, you require:

  1. A valid teaching degree
  2. 2 years teaching experience (can include TOC experience)

Application

Application deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year. It is recommended that students submit their application at least one month prior to their anticipated start date. For more information, visit the UBC Academic Calendar

Registration

Using  your Campus Wide login ID and password, logon to the Student Service Centre  to pay the registration deposit and register in the courses. Due to their popularity,  register in Term 1 and Term 2 courses at the same time.
Before registering in courses, check available seating at the Course Schedule Please note – not all courses are offered in every session or term.

Courses

Core Courses – Required (24 credits):

indicates online course
indicates on campus course

Course outlines can be found under Online Courses on the PDCE website.

 

 

 

Elective Courses – Suggested choose any two (6 credits):

Language and Literacy Education courses:

Any 400 level course with the prefix: LLED or LIBE

Curriculum and Pedagogy courses:

Other courses may be used as substitutions with permission from Diploma advisor: Lorrie Miller.

Program Completion

In order to graduate, please consult with Program Coordinator, Lorrie Miller, to ensure all requirements have been met. Students may then apply to graduate through the UBC graduation website.

Questions and Further Information

For questions about admissions: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/#tab_Admission-0
Registration and program advising: Lorrie Miller
FAQ about diplomas and certificates in education: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/#tab_FAQ-4

 

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