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K-12 Endorsement Program

The K-12 Endorsement Program is proudly offered by the combined campuses of the University of Montana Western and the University of Montana’s Department of Teaching and Learning in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education.

A teacher librarian, often called a school library media specialist, has many roles including teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator. Through these roles, a teacher librarian provides access to information, instruction in information skills, and recommendations for instructional planning. They are an integral part of every educational community.

Three tracks are available in the program:

  • K-12 library media endorsement
  • Non-teaching library minor
  • Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Library Media Services

The mission of the K-12 Teacher Librarian program is to produce high-caliber teacher librarians and media/information technology specialists who will comfortably fill all of the roles in the library and to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;
  • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information/ideas;
  • Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

Please visit the links below or contact Lucy Carson Library Director, Anne Kish, for more information about the program:


Anne Kish
Lucy Carson Library Director
710 S. Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Phone: 406-683-7494 Email: [email protected]