M.S. - Library Science (K-12)

Master of Science (M.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction (42 semester hours)

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 (6 semester hours)

Required

  • EPY 702 Research Methods (prerequisite to EPY 718 or EPY 721)

Select one

  • EPY 718 Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • EPY 721 Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: An Introduction

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

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. Literature Cognate (6 semester hours)

Required (3 semester hours)

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

Select one (3 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

IV. Culminating Experience (9 semester hours)

  • CIG 699 Literacy Research Seminar (formerly CIG 717; 3 semester hours)
  • CIL 699 Curriculum and Instruction Thesis (formerly CIG 717; 6 semester hours total)