M.Ed. Blended

Library Media and Information Specialist

24 months
8464 USD/year
8464 USD/year
5904 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Library Media and Information Specialist from the Southern Arkansas University 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. 


We offer a master degree in Library Media and Information Specialist at the Southern Arkansas University. It is incumbent upon students from other states to determine the licensing requirements in their state. 

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.  

Learning Goals

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Evaluation of Media Programs
  • Information Access
  • Integration of Library Resources into the Curriculum
  • Collection Management and Development
  • Instructional Design and Production
  • Library Materials for Children and Young Adults
  • Leadership and Professionalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an application.
  • Submit official transcript sent directly from the university where you have obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Submit graduate entrance test score.
  • Submit proof of immunizations (MMR).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8464 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8464 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5904 USD per year during 24 months.


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