Leadership in Teaching: Library Media Specialist

MA

The Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching: Library Media Specialist develops leaders in the field of library media. You will become adroit at structuring and managing a school library environment that is conducive to learning; and you will deepen your competencies in technology, decision-making, problem-solving, and effective communication. This program is MSDE approved for the Library Media Specialist certification

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Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Identify effective use of technologies to impact student achievement.
  2. Select and Evaluate appropriate resources and leisure reading materials.
  3. Create a guide that collects resources in a variety of formats from a variety of sources to address the needs of diverse learners.
  4. Generate a handbook that details all aspects of a school library program (e.g., mission, selection and evaluation policies, weeding and circulation policies, schedules, floor plans, promotional programs, outreach efforts, budget matters, etc).
  5. Design an organization plan for a school library that is about to be renovated.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Pass all national testing requirements, as applicable, achieving a 100% pass rate for NDMU.
  2. Enhance career and professional development opportunities for employment pathways in the profession, e.g., Archives Manager, Information Literacy Specialist, Special Collections Director, Genealogical Researcher, Young Adults Librarian.
  3. Generate a library media collection development plan that (with stakeholder input) assesses a library’s collection annually;
  4. Design an information literacy professional development activity using a technology-based professional development tool.

Faculty

Curriculum

Required Courses

EDU 557 - Leadership Seminar I (3)
EDU 567 - Learning Theory and Practice (3)
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Educational Research (3)
EDU 556 - Technology for Instruction and Management (3)
EDU 575 - Information Literacy Resources (3)
EDU 514 - Organization of Information (3)
EDU 577 - Internet in Teaching and Learning (3)
EDU 524 - Adolescent Literature (3)
EDU 560 - Legal Issues for Teachers and Administrators (3)
EDU 563 - Curriculum Development (3)
EDU 512 - School Library Administration I (3)
EDU 610 - School Library Administration II (3)

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

As a Nationally recognized Master of Arts in Library Media Science program by the American Association of School Librarians, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays or online.

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