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Welcome to the unique online Master's program that prepares School Library leaders. Mansfield University's School Library and Technologies program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

About the School Library Program - Earn your Master's Degree Online

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Mansfield University's Master of Education in School Library and Information Technologies (M.Ed.) is an exciting program designed around the AASL publications, Empowering Learners and Standards for 21st Century Learners.

The program is practical and offered 100% online via Desire2Learn, a powerful web-based course management system. The program is a nationally recognized NCATE-AASL Reviewed & Approved School Library Media Education Program. Over the past three years, 97 percent of the graduate students in this program have passed the PRAXIS II “Library Media Specialist” test required in many states to become a certified school librarian. Almost all SL&IT students work full-time while taking classes. The average student takes 2-3 years to complete the program.

If you are a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, successful completion of this program and required tests will enable you to add library science K-12 certification to your credentials. Teachers in other states may earn Pennsylvania certification and request reciprocity from their state’s department of education or complete Mansfield’s program as part of their home state’s requirements. Approximately 50 percent of students enrolled in this degree program are out-of-state.

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If you want to:

  • provide expertise in planning and managing the use of electronic technologies and information

  • teach students to access, apply and evaluate information to solve problems

  • partner with teachers to design, implement and assess curriculum and instruction to meet academic standards

  • select and manage resources to meet the literacy and information needs of students and the curriculum

  • build and oversee a school library program that promotes literacy and information literacy as keys to authentic, lifelong learning for students

  • serve as a leader in implementing quality instruction and creating authentic learning experiences

then school librarianship is for you! Mansfield University's master's program in School Library and Information Technologies can help you to meet your educational goals and career objectives.

For further information about the program please continue to our Prospective Student page and find out " Is an Online School Library Degree for Me?".

SL&IT Courses

LSC 5501 Instructional Collaboration
LSC 5505 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
LSC 5511 School Library Technologies
LSC 5515 Collection Management in the Electronic Age
LSC 5521 Introduction to Cataloging & Classification in the School Library
LSC 5522 Advanced Electronic Cataloging
LSC 5525 Strategic Library Management
LSC 5531 School Library Advocacy and Leadership
LSC 5535 Information Literacy & Academic Standards
LSC 5541 Information Fluency for the Digital Landscape
LSC 5546 Current School Library Issues: Legal and Ethical Perspectives
LSC 5565 School Library Practicum
LSC 6600 Leveraging School Libraries to Improve Student Learning (For School Administrators Only)

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