Welcome to the unique online Master's program that prepares School Library leaders. Mansfield University's School Library and Technologies program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Mansfield University's Master of Education in School Library and Information Technologies (M.Ed.) is an exciting program designed around the AASL publications, Empowering Learners and Standards for 21st Century Learners.
The program is practical and offered 100% online via Desire2Learn, a powerful web-based course management system. The program is a nationally recognized NCATE-AASL Reviewed & Approved School Library Media Education Program. Over the past three years, 97 percent of the graduate students in this program have passed the PRAXIS II “Library Media Specialist” test required in many states to become a certified school librarian. Almost all SL&IT students work full-time while taking classes. The average student takes 2-3 years to complete the program.
If you are a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, successful completion of this program and required tests will enable you to add library science K-12 certification to your credentials. Teachers in other states may earn Pennsylvania certification and request reciprocity from their state’s department of education or complete Mansfield’s program as part of their home state’s requirements. Approximately 50 percent of students enrolled in this degree program are out-of-state.
provide expertise in planning and managing the use of electronic technologies and information
teach students to access, apply and evaluate information to solve problems
partner with teachers to design, implement and assess curriculum and instruction to meet academic standards
select and manage resources to meet the literacy and information needs of students and the curriculum
build and oversee a school library program that promotes literacy and information literacy as keys to authentic, lifelong learning for students
serve as a leader in implementing quality instruction and creating authentic learning experiences
then school librarianship is for you! Mansfield University's master's program in School Library and Information Technologies can help you to meet your educational goals and career objectives.
|LSC 5501||Instructional Collaboration|
|LSC 5505||Children’s and Young Adult Literature|
|LSC 5511||School Library Technologies|
|LSC 5515||Collection Management in the Electronic Age|
|LSC 5521||Introduction to Cataloging & Classification in the School Library|
|LSC 5522||Advanced Electronic Cataloging|
|LSC 5525||Strategic Library Management|
|LSC 5531||School Library Advocacy and Leadership|
|LSC 5535||Information Literacy & Academic Standards|
|LSC 5541||Information Fluency for the Digital Landscape|
|LSC 5546||Current School Library Issues: Legal and Ethical Perspectives|
|LSC 5565||School Library Practicum|
|LSC 6600||Leveraging School Libraries to Improve Student Learning (For School Administrators Only)|
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You will find a wealth of information on this Lib Guide to help you transition from SL&IT student to school librarian.
Peter Sengenberger has been named the new assistant executive director for the Virginia School Boards Association. View Press Release.
Awards, Grants, etc.
2013 Professional Development Award sponsored by Follett – Elizabeth Galaska
2013 PSLA Outstanding Student – selected by the faculty Elizabeth Galaska
2013 Mansfield University Academic Honor Student – selected by the faculty Tracey Wong
Hunsinger, Valarie. I “Pairing books with trips around New York City” - I survived the Attacks of September 11, 2011 and a trip to Ground Zero.” New York City Librarian Conference, May 2013.
Gogan, Barbara, and Adam Marcus. “Lost in Transliteracy.” Knowledge Quest 41.5 (May/June 2013): 40-45.
Wong, Tracey. "Makerspaces Take Libraries by Storm." Library Media Connection 31.6 (2013): 34-25. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
Burrell, Allison. “Simple Advocacy: Maintaining Perspective.” School Library Monthly 29:8 (2013): 28-29.
Wong, Tracey. “Meeting Needs: Are You Connected?” School Library Monthly 29:8 (2013): 33-34.
Wong, Tracey. "Strategic Long-Range Planning." Library Media Connection 31.2 (2012): 22-24. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Mar. 2013.
Sengenberger, Peter J. Media Relations 101 Guide. Title20 Consulting, LLC, September 2012.
Manger, Jessica. “Sites and Software that Develop Your Child’s Math Skills.” Techlicious 2011. http://www.techlicious.com/guide/sites-that-develop-your-childs-math-skills/
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