Librarian Certification

Additional librarians are need each year due to growth of the district and retirements. PISD will hire librarians under SBEC emergency certification. To be eligible to work as a librarian in PISD, you must have completed 12 graduate hours in an SBEC approved library science program. Now is the time to get started if you wish to pursue this field! Investigate, select, and enroll in a graduate level library science program soon! Possibilities include The University of Houston at Clear Lake, Sam Houston University, University of North Texas, Texas Women's University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Today’s online programs make it much easier to earn an advanced degree!

In Texas, to be eligible to receive the SBEC issued standard School Librarian Certificate, a candidate must:

(1) successfully complete a school librarian preparation program that meets the requirements of §239.50 of this title (relating to Preparation Program Requirements) and §239.55 of this title (relating to Standards Required for the School Librarian Certificate);

(2) successfully complete the examination based on the standards identified in §239.55 of this title;

(3) hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and

(4) have two creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service) and the Texas Education Code, §5.001(2).

For additional information regarding certification, click here -Texas Administrative Code: School Librarian Certificate. PISD is a great place to be a librarian! Talk to your campus librarian or call the Libraries & Instructional Materials department at 713-740-0150 to find out why.