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CAS in School Media at the iSCHOOL

The iSchool’s Certificate of Advanced Study in School Media program is specifically designed for people who already possess an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science and want certification as a school library media specialist.

Preparation for New York State Department of Education certifications and requirements are infused into our curriculum, so CAS in School Media graduates are ready to take certification exams and prepared to support students, educators, and school administrators alike. You’ll also receive advising and guidance to ensure you complete all the requirements.

The standalone CAS in School Media is only offered in an online format.

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What you will learn

The CAS in School Media requires the completion of 21 graduate credits. Students must first undergo a thorough review of their graduate library science degree transcript to determine if the core graduate course requirements and the undergraduate course requirements have been fulfilled.


This certificate requires 21 graduate credits. All course are 3 graduate credits unless specified otherwise.

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Get your ALA-Accredited MS in LiBrary and Information Science

If you’re also looking to complete an ALA-accredited MS in Library and Information Science program as well as get your CAS in School Media, the iSchool offers both programs together, which you can complete in two years as a full-time student.

How to Apply

To apply to the CAS in School Media, use the button below to learn more or to start your application at iSchool@Syracuse.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information view the current gainful employment report.