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Master of Arts in Education — School Media Librarian

Library Science Students.


Candidates in the MAEd. in School Media Librarian can now “design” their masters program through combining a “core” concentration of library science courses with program specific courses from one of 5 Additional Concentration options, thus providing a degree granting graduate program with greater flexibility, enhanced endorsement possibilities, and reduced  overall completion hours. The MAEd. in School Media Librarian program requires successful completion of the following Core Concentration coursework, along with designated coursework from one (1) Additional 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 the current choices for the Additional Concentration:

  1. Library Science concentration: 12 hours (LIB 831; 863; ELE 871, EMG 806, or ESE 774; EMG 810 or ELE 810).
    Program Plan sheet
  2. Teacher Leader endorsement: 15 hours (ETL 800; 801; 803; *804/805; ETL 806/LIB 872)  *replaces EPY 869 in the core.
    Program Plan sheet
  3. **Gifted Education endorsement: 12 hours (EMS 855; 856; 857; 858).
    Program Plan sheet
  4. **Literacy Specialist endorsement: 12 hours (ELE 871, EMG 806 or EMS 854; EME 874; EMS 875; EME 877.
    Program Plan sheet
  5. School Safety endorsement: 12 hours (SSE 870; 871; 873; SSE 872 or COU 847).
    Program Plan sheet

Total Program Requirement: 33-36 credit hours

Praxis II: Library Media Specialist 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 the2014-15 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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