About the Program
Marshall University’s program has been reviewed and recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as a School Librarianship Education Program.
Marshall University’s School Library Media certification program prepares school librarians to manage school library media centers, collaborate with other faculty to support the school curriculum and facilitate information literacy among students. The program operates on the core beliefs for effective for school library media specialists as recommended by the American Association School Libraries Common Belief as outline here: https://standards.aasl.org/beliefs/.
As a certification endorsement program, initial teaching certification is required. The program requires the completion of 21 hours, including a 3-hour clinical experience, and passing the Library Media Specialist Praxis II Test. Certification is for K-12.
Marshall University’s College of Education & Professional Development programs are accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). In addition, the school library media program has been reviewed and recognized by CAEP and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as a School Librarianship Education Program.
Online Degree Program
For more information on Marshall University’s Online Master of Education with School Library Media area of emphasis, contact Dr. Kimberly McFall, School Library Media Program Coordinator, email@example.com,
Students must apply for admission to the Marshall University Graduate College. They can enroll in the certification program or in the Master of Arts program in Education with School Library Media as an area of emphasis. Admission requires a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 or a master’s degree and licensure as a general education teacher.
Information about applying for admissions, including the admission application, can be found on Marshall University Graduate College’s admission web site ( http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/programs/how-to-apply-for-admission/ ) or by contacting the program coordinator.
Classes are web-based and delivered via Blackboard on MUOnline. Courses are entirely online (no live meetings).
Dr. Kimberly McFall