Required courses in the Library Media and Information Specialist program include
- Management and Evaluation of Media Programs (summer intensive, even years)
- Information Access (summer online, even years)
- Collection Management and Development (summer intensive, even years)
- Integration of Library Resources into the Curriculum (summer online, odd years)
- Instructional Design and Production (summer intensive, odd years)
- Leadership and Professionalism (summer intensive, odd years)
- Library Materials for Children and Young Adults (spring, yearly)
- Practicum in P-12 Library Media (fall, yearly)
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 6213||Secondary School Curriculum|
|E ED 6013||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|
Mrs. Vanda Crank
Office: Cross Hall 110
|Completion Time:||2 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,976 / Out of State: $8,406|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $11,952 / Out of State: $16,812|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
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 requirement for library media certification/licensure in Arkansas and most other states. It is one of only three LMIS programs in the state of Arkansas and is recognized by the American Library Association and the Association of American School Librarians as a degree program. SAU’s LMIS program recently earned a top ten ranking nationally by GraduatePrograms.com. 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.
- 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.