Library Media (M.S.)

Library Media (M.S.)

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The Library Media graduate program will support you as you seek licensure as a school library media specialist — especially if your goal is to work in a public or private school. You will study library and media management, applications of technology for teaching and learning and instructional development and media productions.

You will build beyond the basic skills and competencies required for teacher licensure to develop leadership skills and understanding of current and developing technology to effectively meet today's increasing educational demands. You'll gain the skills necessary to develop a library media program by applying theories and practices to selection and evaluation of materials, reading, listening and viewing guidance and current technologies.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to accommodate part-time and full-time students.
  • All courses offered​ during the evening hours during the school year — most courses offered during the summer sessions.
  • All courses are available through synchronous distance technology for working professionals seeking to enhance their career.
  • Coursework leading to eligibility for school library media specialist licensure may be completed without completing the master's degree. 
  • Six scholarships for graduate work in information media offered. 
  • Assistantships available for full-time students. 

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam.
  • Largest library media licensure program in Minnesota.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
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Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Jennifer Hill

Popular Careers

  • School library media specialist
  • School district library media supervisor
  • Instructional developer
  • Related public and special library positions

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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