CAS in School Media

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Media at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a 21-credit certificate program for those who already possess an accredited master's degree in library and information science and want certification as a school library media specialist.

Students must first undergo a thorough review of their graduate library science degree transcript to determine if the core graduate and undergraduate course requirements have been fulfilled. If all requirements have not been met, additional courses will be required.

Available On-campus | Online | Full-time | Part-time

Courses & Curriculum

Overview (21 total credits)

  • 18 credits core courses
  • 100 hours fieldwork
  • 3 credit practicum
  • additional competencies checks and progress reviews
  • successful completion of New York State requirements and certification exams

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Online or On Campus

The CAS in School Media is offered online, on campus, full-time, and part-time, or any mixture thereof.

Application Requirements

Admissions requirements can be found on our application checklist.

The major components of the CAS application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.

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Application Deadlines

CAS in School Media candidates may apply year-round for enrollment starting in any term (summer, fall, and spring).

See our Admissions page for specific application deadlines.

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For more admissions and curriculum information, please use our online information request form.