Library Media and Information Specialist

Statement of Purpose

The graduate program in library media and information specialist is committed to providing students with skills and knowledge basic to the profession of school library media, meeting the requirements for library media certification/licensure in Arkansas and most other states. Candidates pursuing certification in the state of Arkansas must meet the requirements as set forth by the state of Arkansas in order to receive licensure.

Specific Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the master’s degree in library media and information specialist must complete 36 semester hours including 12 semester hours of core education subjects plus an additional 24 hours of library specialization courses.

Library Media and Information Specialist Core Courses (24 credit hours)

LMIS 6013 Management and Evaluation of Media Programs
LMIS 6023 Information Access
LMIS 6033 Collection Management and Development
LMIS 6043 Integration of Library Resources into the Curriculum
LMIS 6053 Instructional Design and Production
LMIS 6083 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults
LMIS 6073 Leadership and Professionalism
LMIS 6203 Practicum in K-12 Library Media

Professional Education (12 credit hours) selected from the following:

EDUC 6103 The Teaching of Reading
EDUC 6153 Balanced Literacy
S ED 6013 Secondary School Curriculum
E ED 6213 Elementary School Curriculum
EDUC 6853 Multimedia for Educators
E ED 6043 Seminar in Elementary Education
S ED 6253 Seminar in Secondary Education
EDUC 6403 School Law
EDUC 6063 Applications of Technology in Education
EDUC 6043 Current Issues and Trends in Education
EDUC 5203 Strategies for Content Area Reading

Contact Information

Ms. Peggy Walters
870-562-9333
ppwalters@saumag.edu

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