Master of Arts in School Librarianship with an Embedded Teacher Librarian Services Credential (Online)
This online master’s degree is offered in conjunction with the Teacher Librarian Services Credential. The school librarianship program is for credentialed teachers who seek to earn both a Teacher Librarian Services Credential as well as a master’s degree in the same field. The master’s degree can be obtained by completing two additional courses beyond the required credential courses.1 Teacher librarians serve as school and district librarians and media specialists. This program is offered completely online.
Admission to the Master of Arts in School Librarianship program is required.
This program prepares librarian services teachers to work as librarians and media specialist/technology experts in K-12 school libraries in California, across the nation, and around the world.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Prepare a school library budget
- Prepare a library selection policy that includes intercultural materials
- Prepare a storytelling activity appropriate for diverse learners
- Prepare a book talk/lesson including multicultural books
- Catalog materials using appropriate sources
- Evaluate reference sources
- Prepare a collaborative lesson
- Prepare a software evaluation form with appropriate criteria
- Design a multimedia project
- Write an essay on a Christian worldview and school librarianship
|LIB 555||Foundations of Librarianship||3|
|LIB 560||Research in Librarianship||3|
|LIB 500||School Library Media Center Management||3|
|LIB 505||Collection Development in School Libraries||3|
|LIB 510||Learning Resources for Elementary Schools||3|
|LIB 515||Learning Resources for Secondary Schools||3|
|LIB 520||Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources||3|
|LIB 525||Information Retrieval and Reference Services||3|
|LIB 530||School Library-Classroom Partnerships||3|
|LIB 535||Library Media Technologies||3|
|LIB 540||Current Topics in School Media Centers||3|
|LIB 550||Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian 1||3|
|Approved transfer units||3-6|
|LIB 545||Information, Transliteracy, and Digital Multiple Environments 2||3|
Fieldwork is required in both elementary and secondary settings.
Students who complete LIB 545 receive a Special Class Authorization in Information and Digital Literacy.
NOTE: Classes are offered only once per year.
- Candidates must pass a Praxis exam to demonstrate their competency as teacher librarians prior to completion of the program. Visit the Praxis website.
- Look for a letter of admission from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions after submitting the application form. The letter will include instructions for registering for your first courses.
- Students may not enroll in more than 7 units per 8-week session.
- Students must sign up for Taskstream by Watermark.
- A Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer that meets minimum requirements—contact the program director for specifications.
- Internet service provider
- Email account
Other equipment, such as a digital camera or webcam, may be needed with certain courses and student-selected projects.
- Current operating system (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP or newer)
- Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Office
NOTE: For information regarding other credentials and degree programs for teachers, visit the School of Education website.