Graduate Program in Library Media Education General Information
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN LIBRARIES, INFORMATICS, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
The Master of Science (MS) with a major in LITE is a program whose primary focus is to prepare school librarians for information services and educational technology. The online 30-hour MS degree can earn you the master's degree. Kentucky Teacher Certification Rank change, certification as a school librarian (after passing the Praxis), and the Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement (no Praxis). What a deal, all in one 30-hour master's program.
It can prepare persons for service as library media specialists, training development specialists, educational technology specialists, and information service specialists in schools, colleges, public libraries, and private organizations.
Program Description: The Master of Science degree is an online 30-hour program. A 27-hour core of courses and one restricted elective are required. You must be a certified teacher for admission to this program.
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Library Media Specialist: The Library Media elements prepares professionals for work in information service organizations like public libraries, library media centers in P-12 schools, and positions as library assistants in college and university libraries. A program of study in information services can be planned to meet the certification requirements for school library media specialists in Kentucky and other states. It also meets the Kentucky Department of Library and Archives requirements for certification for the Professional Certificate II for public librarians.
Educational Technology: The Educational Technology elements prepares librarians and certified teachers to be educational technology specialists in P-12 settings.
Changes in Kentucky Teaching Ranks: The certification programs offered by the Master of Science in LITE may be used to obtain the Rank II or Rank I status by Kentucky certified teachers. If a student earned a master’s degree in their Rank II program and then completes a Rank I certification only program, 60 unduplicated hours must be earned to obtain the Rank I status. However, if a student completes a Rank II certification only program and a Rank I certification only program, 62 hours must be earned to obtain the Rank I.
Kentucky Public Library Certification: The information services concentration meets the requirements of the Kentucky Department of Library and Archives requirements for certification for the Professional Certificate II for public librarians.
Program Accreditation: The LITE Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is recognized by the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as a nationally recognized master’s program for the preparation of school library media specialists.