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Teacher to Librarian (T2L) Second Certificate Initiative

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Take Teaching Beyond the Classroom!

Are you a NYS-certified teacher looking to develop your capacity to help students beyond the traditional classroom? Here’s your opportunity to learn critical information literacy skills and earn a highly marketable second certification!

The Teacher-2-Librarian (T2L) Program enables certified classroom teachers to

  • gain their Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University or St. John Fisher College,
  • complete the course requirements to attain New York State certification as a PreK-12 school library media specialist, and
  • take a position as a certified school librarian in a New York City Department of Education public school.

The T2L program will be offered as a blended experience with primarily online classes and some face-to-face classes in New York City.

Teacher Benefits Include:

  1. Additional certification – Earn NYS PreK-12 Library Media Specialist certification.
  2. High quality, relevant coursework through either Syracuse Univeristy or St John Fisher College.
  3. Certification support as needed through New Visions.
  4. Subsidized Tuition – Generous support from NYCDOE Department of Library Services and the college partners provides significantly subsidized tuition for participants who commit to work three years in NYCDOE school libraries after graduation.
  5. Salary differential– Graduates will earn 30-36 credits that may apply toward their differential.