Certificates and Minors
Library and Information Science Certificates
The Graduate Certificate in Health Information is intended for those interested in careers in Health Sciences Librarianship or Health Information. Professionals with training in Health Information Services and Management are able to take advantage of growing employment opportunities in academic medical centers; hospitals and health care systems; federal, state and local government; private corporations and other health-resources centers.
The online Graduate Certificate in Library Information Technology serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate seeks to provide students and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively for gathering, storing, and disseminating information. This Graduate Certificate also serves the needs of those with graduate degrees who wish to improve technology skills.
For students who do not wish to pursue the M.A. degree, the School offers an 18 hour certificate in school media. More information may be found by going to the USF Graduate Certificates page and reviewing the criteria for the School Library Media Specialist Certificate.
This certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of those persons who wish to take the FTCE subject area exam for school media specialist K-12. Alternatively it would also be valuable for those persons who have taken and passed the FTCE subject area test and are eligible for certification as school library media specialist but wish to become more aware of the roles and responsibilities of the media specialist. Those earning a school media certificate are still required to take the Florida Teacher Certification Examination in Educational Media Specialist.