12 months
26800 USD/year
26800 USD/year
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The Master of Library and Information Science degree in School Library Media K-12 from Kent State University prepares students to apply for multi-age licensure in school library media. 

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The program curriculum is based in both practice and theory and includes library science and educational technology courses. The theoretical content is aligned with the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians national standards and the Ohio state standards for school libraries.

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in practical environments through a culminating experience and other options. Graduates are prepared to work in all types of libraries.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this School Library Media K-12 program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Apply the field's foundational theories, principles, values, ethics and skills to everyday practice in a school library context
  • Critique and synthesize research and identify appropriate research methodologies to solve problems in the school librarianship field
  • Analyze and engage in the changing cultural, educational and social roles and responsibilities of librarians and the educational environments they work in within the global society
  • Evaluate systems and technologies relevant to a school librarianship context
  • Identify needs and connect kindergarten-to-grade-12 stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators) and communities with information that engages and empowers them

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Organization
  • People in the Information Ecology
  • Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science
  • School Library Management
  • Information Literacy for Youth
  • Cataloging for School Libraries
  • Engaging Teens
  • Engaging School-age Children
  • Reference Sources and Services for Youth

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    26800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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