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Library & Information Science (School Library Media Specialist)

Long Island University (LIU)

12 months
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1299 USD/credit 46764 USD/year
1299 USD/credit 46764 USD/year
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About

For K-12 school children, the school library represents the buried treasure at the core of our civilization. Classroom teachers give students at the M.S. in Library & Information Science (School Library Media Specialist) at the Long Island University (LIU) a selective taste of these riches.

Overview

Key facts

There is a critical need for School Library Media Specialists in the tri-state area – people who enjoy working with students, teachers and administrators along the technological frontiers of today’s information society. To meet this need, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers a 36-credit M.S. in Library & Information Science (School Library Media Specialist) at the Long Island University (LIU).

As a graduate of this program you will be empowered as an educational change agent – helping students and teachers alike become efficient and discriminating users of the often bewildering resources of print and digital information now available.

Courses for the School Library Media specialization are offered in the blended learning and online formats, which combines the convenience of online learning with the richness of face-to-face classroom instruction. Ideal for busy working professionals, students can attend classes on their own schedule virtually anywhere there is an Internet connection, while still reaping the benefits of meeting in person with professors and other professionals.

The master’s program at the Long Island University (LIU) is accredited by the American Library Association and prepares students for Initial New York State Certification as a School Library Media Specialist. After three years of successful employment in the field, professional certification can be requested from New York State.

  • Initiate and sustain a leadership role for using learning-based technologies to teach the integration of information literacy and inquiry skills with knowledge across the curriculum.
  • Facilitate partnerships within schools, school districts and the community at large for improved communications and educational services.
  • Maintain an awareness of school and community cultures and develop new services accordingly
  • Develop and implement management strategies that remain adaptive to changing educational objectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Library & Information Science
  • Sources and Services
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Research in Library and Information Science
  • Literacy Teaching and Learning: Birth-Grade 6
  • Literacy for K-12 Environment
  • Instructional Design and Leadership
  • Management of the School Media Center
  • Teaching Methodologies for School Media Specialists
  • Integrating Technology into the School Media Curriculum

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have rolling admissions. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent in a bachelor’s program or in the last two years of the undergraduate program. Applicants who have not have completed their degrees prior to submitting the admission application should submit a transcript without the final semester’s grades. Such applicants may be accepted pending receipt of their final degree noted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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