School Library & Information Technologies Program
The School Library & Information Technologies Graduate Program began in Fall 2000 and offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. The program's primary goal, however, is to prepare certified teachers to become highly qualified, certified school librarians. The completely online program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Middle States Commission of Higher Education, and is nationally recognized as an NCATE-AASL Reviewed & Approved School Library Media Education Program. Additional information can be found at:
If you are a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, successful completion of this program and required PRAXIS tests will enable you to add library science K-12 certification to your teaching credentials. The program also has reciprocity in almost all other states for school library certification.
Teachers accepted into Mansfield’s School Library & Information Technologies program are required to complete the 31 or 33 credits Master’s degree program. Students are required to complete all coursework within seven years, so this is a perfect part-time, graduate-level program for working educators. Any courses not completed by Fulfilling the Promise Scholarship students by the end of the scholarship program (Summer 2014) will need to be fully paid by the student.
Course are described at http://library.mansfield.edu/courses.asp
For a brochure about the program, go to: http://library.mansfield.edu/pdf/brochure.pdf
To view a 10 minute video on MU's school library program go to:
If you are unable to view the video, call 800-577-6826 for a free DVD copy.