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).
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.
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?".
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:
Letter of Completion Leaning Outcomes – Candidates will be able to:
Letter of Completion Courses
Check our website for complete course descriptions: http://sl-it.mansfield.edu/courses.cfm