M.Ed. Library Science (K-12)

Note: M.Ed. in Library Sciences is currently on hiatus and not an active program.

Emphasis Concentration in Library Science (K-12)

Must hold an elementary, secondary, or special license to obtain Teacher-Librarian Specialist endorsement.

I. Core (9 semester hours)

Research (select one: 3 semester hours)

  • CIG 690 Teacher as Action Researcher (formerly CIG 705)
  • EPY 702 Research Methods
  • EPY 703 Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research

Foundations (select one: 3 semester hours)

  • CIG 603 Urban Education (formerly CIG 703)
  • CIG 660 Multicultural Education (formerly CIG 750)
  • EPY 707 Adolescent Development
  • EPY 711 Human Growth and Development
  • EPY 712 Foundations of Learning and Cognition

Curriculum and Instruction (select one: 3 semester hours)

  • CIE 681 Elementary School Instruction (formerly CIE 701)
  • CIE 683 Elementary Classroom Management (formerly CIE 702)
  • CIE 685 Elementary Education Curriculum (formerly CIE 703)
  • CIG 602 Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction (formerly CIG 702)
  • CIS 682 Secondary School Instruction (formerly CIS 704)
  • CIS 684 Secondary Education Curriculum (formerly CIS 705)

II. Concentration: Library Science Education (18 semester hours)

  • CIL 671* Materials Selection School Library (formerly CIL 731)
  • CIL 672* Reference Methods and Resources School Libraries (formerly CIL 732)
  • CIL 673* Technology Applications School Library (formerly CIL 733)
  • CIL 674 Organization and Classification School Library (formerly CIL 734)
  • CIL 675** Administration School Library (formerly CIL 735)
  • CIL 676** Supervised Practicum School Library (formerly CIL 736)

*CIL 671, 672, and 673 are prerequisites for CIL 674, 675 and 676.
**Must be taken as the last two classes in the endorsement.

III. Cognate Area: Literature (12 semester hours)

Required (3 semester hours)

  • CIL 680 Contemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults (formerly CIL 740)

Select three (9 semester hours)

  • CIL 601 Foundations of Literacy Learning (formerly CIL 701)
  • CIL 600 Topics in Literacy: Visual Literacy in Children's & Young Adult Lit. (formerly CIL 702)
  • CIL 684 Multicultural Literature and Materials (formerly CIL 741)
  • CIL 687 Literature Based Reading Instruction (formerly CIL 742)
  • CIL 688 Historical Development of Literature (formerly CIL 743)
  • CIL 747 Literary Theory and Children's Literature
  • CIT 609 Internet for Education (offered online)

IV. Culminating Experience (1 semester hour)

  • CIG 697 Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience: Library Science (formerly CIG 715; 1 semester hour)