|Certificate / Endorsement, Graduate
The non-degree program leading to licensure as a library media specialist is a twenty-four (24) credit hour program. Applicants to the program must hold a master’s degree, licensure as a teacher and meet the requirements for admission to the program in Library Media and Information Specialist.
The program consists of the following courses:
- 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 6073 Introduction to Librarianship
- LMIS 6083 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults
- LMIS 6203 Practicum in K-12 Library Media
- Candidates engage in scholarly research activities such as action research or program evaluation to solve authentic problems. Teachers seek advice of others and draw on education research and scholarship to improve their practice.
- Candidates model leadership and communication strategies that promote valuing diversity throughout the community. Teachers recognize individual differences in their students and adjust their practice accordingly.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Candidates employ technologies including communications, productivity and presentation applications to enhance their collaborations. Teachers regularly assess student progress.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers command specialized knowledge of how to convey a subject to students.
[su_testimonial name=”Katy Hicks” photo=”https://web.saumag.edu/academics/files/2015/03/11.4.19-Katy-Nix-Headshot6-scaled-e1581721060913.jpg” company=”Magnolia, AR”]I made the decision to begin working on a Masters degree immediately after completing my Bachelors of Science in Education. I knew that I wanted to continue my education at SAU, because I was already familiar with the staff, the learning management system, and the policies and procedures. I chose the Library Media and Information Specialist program for my Masters of Education. I felt that the school library would be the perfect place for me to continue teaching and helping students establish a love for reading, while also providing them with experiences in technology and makerspaces. It would also give me an opportunity to collaborate with content area teachers who want to incorporate literacy skills into their lessons. Being able to take courses online has been a great benefit, as I am currently teaching in a third grade classroom. I was also able to participate in a library makeover in an area school last summer, which I feel was a valuable experience for me. Ms. Terrell, the LMIS Program Coordinator and my advisor, has always been available to help me with scheduling my courses and creating a degree plan that works well for me. I am excited about completing my Masters in LMIS and becoming a teacher librarian. SAU truly is home for me! Katy Hicks Nix Magnolia, AR[/su_testimonial]