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Master of Science in Library and Information Science - School Library Media

Drexel University



Drexel University's online MS in Library and Information Science - School Library Media degree program has been specifically created for those web developers, knowledge management and Internet content specialists, competitive intelligence experts, or digital librarians who are looking to gain the knowledge that is needed for working in K-12 school library programs in both public and private schools.

As a student in this online School Library Media program, individuals will prepare to become eligible for certification as school librarians by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the program meets the requirements of the State of Pennsylvania and provides a strong basis for seeking certification in other states as well.

Topics in this online library and information sciences degree program, include:

  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Library Automation
  • Collection Development
  • Resources for Children
  • Resources for Young Adults
  • Instructional Role Information Specialist
  • Professional Studies in Instruction
  • Evaluation of Instruction
  • Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Multimedia in Instructional Design
  • Language Arts Process

Based on an innovative curriculum with a strong technological background and a focus on teaching career skills in all the aspects of information management, taught by the distinguished faculty of Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology, and fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Currently, all courses in the School Library Media Concentration except the Field Study (INFO 891) are offered online. INFO 891, which is required for certification in the State of Pennsylvania, must be completed within a 50-mile radius of Drexel University's main campus. Students seeking certification elsewhere should check on requirements in their own jurisdictions. 45 credits (15 courses) are required to obtain an MS in Library & Information Science.

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two years of undergraduate work. Graduate work should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Accreditation Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education

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