Library Media Specialist

Library Media Specialist (grades k -12) Partnership between Bemidji State University and St. Cloud State University

Bemidji State University and St. Cloud State University partner to offer a k-12 media specialist initial teaching license. Complete the “how to teach” education courses with FasTrack at Bemidji State, and complete the media specialist content courses and student teaching at St. Cloud State University!!

Where to start: First connect with SCSU to determine your ability to complete the content courses with SCSU.

If all is approved by SCSU, apply to BSU. To be eligible for this license, you must apply and be accepted to both universities. Please discuss this program option with both universities to determine your plan of study.

Bemidji State University

Register with BSU to take your Education “How to Teach” courses. These courses will be provided through BSU FasTrack. Required courses: ED 5000, ED 5100, ED 5110, ED 5350, ED 5140, ED 5780, and HLTH 5400

Plan to complete ED 5000 (1-credit, pre-program course) before officially starting FasTrack.

  • FasTrack is a hybrid/online cohort initiative. There are THREE mandatory Face-to-Face meetings (in the Twin Cities) per year.
  • Contact: Dr. Jessamay T. Pesek, PEDL and FasTrack Coordinator
  • Email:

St. Cloud State University

Individuals seeking licensure as a library media specialist should apply for the Library Media
Specialist Certificate.

Upon acceptance into the certificate program you will assigned to an adviser who will review
your transcript to determine what library media courses will be required for you to qualify for the
licensure. Your adviser will also make recommendations as to the sequence of courses for the

Course Format: All courses are available synchronously through distance technology. Students may attend classes through their computer and an Internet connection or in a traditional face-to-face manner. Students attending from a distance will be able to see and hear the instructor and the students in the classroom as well as any visuals being used. Students using a headset and
microphone will be able to speak and be heard by all other students in the class.

For questions about the library media courses through St. Cloud State University: