Professional Portfolio Presentations

All students in the Master of Education in School Librarianship degree program and those in the Professional Endorsement program complete The Professional Portfolio, SLIB 691, as the culminating experience and exit requirement for the program. Students are scaffolded by their advisor throughout the program regarding professional portfolio requirements. 

During their final semester of enrollment, students are required to develop and present a professional portfolio which documents their mastery of program standards and highlights their growth throughout the program. 

 

Clinical Experiences

Graduate Degree

Track 1:  Students in Track 1, the Licensed Teacher Track, enroll in SLIB 690, Clinical Experience in School Libraries. Placements are coordinated by the program coordinator for the school library graduate program.  Students enrolled in SLIB 690 complete a minimum of 150 clock hours in a school library setting supervised by Longwood program faculty.  

Two credits are required, and continuous enrollment is required until completion. 

Track 2:  Students in Track 2, the Initial Licensure Track, enroll in SLIB 689, Supervised Experience in School Libraries. 

Prior to enrollment in SLIB 689, students must meet Virginia Department of Education professional studies requirements by completing the following Longwood University courses or their equivalents: 

  • EDUC245, EDUC521 or COUN507
  • EDUC487 or EDUC550
  • EDUC506 or undergraduate equivalent
  • EDUC430 or EDUC530

Longwood University‚Äôs Office of Professional Services, housed in the College of Education and Human Services, coordinates placements in school divisions with which Longwood has a Memorandum of Understanding.   Students enrolled in SLIB 689 complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in a school library supervised by Longwood program faculty - 100 hours each in elementary, middle, and high school settings

 

Professional Endorsement

Students in the Professional Endorsement program enroll in SLIB 690, Clinical Experience in School Libraries. Placements are coordinated by the program coordinator for the school library graduate program. 

Students enrolled in SLIB 690 complete a minimum of 150 clock hours in a school library setting supervised by Longwood program faculty.  

Two credits are required, and continuous enrollment is required until completion.