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Master of Arts in Education — School Librarian

Candidates in the MAEd. in School Librarian can now “design” their masters program through combining a “core” concentration of library science courses with program specific courses from one of the Secondary Concentration options, thus providing a degree granting graduate program with greater flexibility, enhanced endorsement possibilities, and reduced  overall completion hours. The MAEd. in School Librarian program requires successful completion of the following Core Concentration coursework, along with designated coursework from one (1) Secondary Concentration:

  • LIB 800: Organization and Administration of the School Media Center (3) 
  • LIB 801: Educational Technologies (3)
  • LIB 802: Young Adult Literature and Resources (3)
  • LIB 805: Advanced Children’s Literature and Resources. (3)
  • LIB 821: Information Literacy (3) 
  • LIB 870: P-12 School Media Librarian Practicum. (3)
  • *EPY 869: Research and Program Evaluation. (3) —except Teacher-Leader option
  • GRD 878y: MAED Library Sciences Portfolio Exit Review (0) 

Here are some choices for the Secondary Concentration:

  1. Library Science concentration: 12 hour
  2. Teacher Leader endorsement: 13 hours
  3. Gifted Education endorsement: 12 hours
  4. Literacy Specialist endorsement: 12 hours
  5. ESL endorsement: 12 hours

More information about these and other programs can be found at:

Total Program Requirement: 33-36 credit hours

Praxis II: School Librarian Exam ( is required of all candidates and **additional Praxis tests may be required for some additional endorsements (see graduate catalog or talk with program advisor for more information regarding additional requirements for specific endorsements).

For a full description of all required courses, access the Graduate catalog (available at: or talk with your eCampus or faculty program advisors for further information on these new program options. See also each program's specific Program Plan Sheet for more information on required courses for each option.


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