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.
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.
|EDUC 571||Curriculum Foundations||3|
|EDUC 572||Advanced Educational Psychology||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 1,2||3|
|Approved transfer units||3-6|
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.
- 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.
- Current operating systems (Mac: OS X; PC: Windows XP or newer)
- Latest version of Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Office
- 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.
NOTE: To see information regarding other credentials and degree programs for teachers, please visit apu.edu/education/.