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EKU Online: School Librarian


Eastern Kentucky University's Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in School Librarian is a unique program that focuses on the collaborative aspects of technology and creative thinking. As a school librarian you will cultivate students' love for literature, integrate the latest technologies into the library setting, and collaborate with teachers to introduce students to resources that will broaden their personal and educational horizons.

Choose to earn a master's degree or select a non-dregree granting program for a Rank I or a certificate.

Tradition. Vision. Excellence.

A respected leader in teacher education for more than 100 years, EKU's library science program trains graduates to reach beyond the classroom -- impacting students, families and communities. Upon completion of the M.A.Ed. program, graduates who hold teacher certification in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for certification as a School Media Librarian and are eligible for the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement.

At EKU, you will benefit from:

  • Options to earn a second endorsement (Literacy Specialist, ESL, Gifted, or Teacher-Leader) while also earning add-on certification as a School Librarian without additional hours
  • Participating in a core curriculum focused on the tools and techniques needed for dynamic 21st century school librarianship.
  • Connecting with dedicated faculty and peers in a real time environment.
  • Focusing on current issues in school librarianship.
  • Engaging in progressive problem solving through action research. 
  • Sharing a love of literature and research to help students become effective users of ideas and information.
  • Receiving individualized attention from faculty, staff and mentors in the field.

Notes: Graduates of the M.A.Ed. program who hold teacher certification in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for certification as a School Librarian and may be eligible for additional endorsements.  If you do not hold teacher certification in Kentucky, please consult with your state's licensing agency to determine whether our program will meet that state’s licensure requirements.

Certification Examination

While the passing of the certification examination is not a requirement to earn the Master of Education in School Librarian, Kentucky requires a passing score on the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments-Library Media Specialist for certification as a school media librarian.

Candidates will be required to take the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments-Library Media Specialist to complete the program. Students outside of Kentucky are responsible for determining the requirements for certification in their states.



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