Library Media Specialist (M.S.)

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.
  • Courses are offered online via Zoom in the evenings during the school year and online via Zoom during the day in the summertime.
  • 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. 
  • Seven scholarships for graduate work in information media offered. 
  • Assistantships available for full-time students. 

Program Distinctions

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

Graduate Director

Jennifer Hill

Popular Careers

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

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer June 15 June 15 June 15

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