Master of Arts in Education: 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 Education: School Librarianship is required.

Mission Statement

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.

Course Requirements

Core Requirements
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations3
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology3
Concentration Requirements
LIB 500School Library Media Center Management3
LIB 505Collection Development in School Libraries3
LIB 510Learning Resources for Elementary Schools3
LIB 515Learning Resources for Secondary Schools3
LIB 520Organization and Cataloging of Learning Materials/Resources3
LIB 525Information Retrieval and Reference Services3
LIB 530School Library-Classroom Partnerships3
LIB 535Library Media Technologies3
LIB 540Current Topics in School Media Centers3
LIB 550Field Experiences for the Teacher Librarian 1,23
Approved transfer units3-6
Total Units36

Students must complete 5 LIB courses prior to taking LIB 550.


Fieldwork is required in both elementary and secondary settings.

NOTE: Classes are offered only once per year.

Laptop Requirements

  • A Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Contact the program director for specifications.
  • Internet service provider
  • Email account

Other equipment, such as a digital camera, Web cam, and CD burner, may be needed with certain courses and student-selected projects.

Software Requirements

  • Current operating systems (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP or newer)
  • Latest version of Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office

Additional Requirements

  • Look for a letter from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions after submitting the application form. A letter of admission will include instructions for registering for the applicant’s first courses.
  • Students may not enroll in more than 7 units per eight-week session.
  • Students must sign up for Taskstream.

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