School Library & Information Technologies Online Master's Program

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).

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

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.

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?".

Technologies for Digital Literacy

Letter of Completion

The School Library and Information Technologies Department is also offering a Letter of Completion for educational professionals who want to update their technology skills. It is composed of three 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course which are all embedded in the M.Ed. program for preparing school librarians.

The program is designed for:

  • School librarians seeking additional professional development in technology and digital literacy
  • Classroom teachers who are required to teach technology applications in a classroom, computer lab, or school library
  • Professionals who want to learn about assistive technology to meet the specialized needs of students
  • Professionals who have interest in copyright and legal issues related to the first amendment

Letter of Completion Learning Outcomes – Candidates will be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of computer hardware and software protocols associated with accessing electronic information resources.
  • Identify assistive technologies for students with disabilities.
  • Identify, evaluate, and integrate information and communication technologies to promote inquiry and learning and develop research skills in the PK-12 environment.
  • Discuss educators' Fair Use of others' intellectual property in PK-12 instructional situations and explain how the First Amendment and citizens' free speech right relates to libraries and classrooms.
  • Articulate legal and ethical issues related to the privacy of minors in school libraries and the classroom.
  • Provide the outline and tools to create an electronic professional portfolio using a web based software program

Letter of Completion Courses

  • LSC 5511 - School Library Technologies : 3 credits
  • LSC 5541 - Information Fluency for the Digital Landscape : 3 credits
  • LSC 5546 – Current School Library Issues: Legal and Ethical Perspectives : 3 credits
  • Culminating course by advisor approval – E-Portfolio : 1 credit

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