Department of Education and Special Education
- Undergraduate Programs
- Graduate Degree Concentrations
- Graduate Professional Endorsement Programs
- Graduate Certificate Programs
This scholarship is given in honor of the late Verna Mae Barr, Class of 1932. The purpose of the scholarship is to attract and retain a deserving student(s) from only the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, or Wise. The student(s) shall meet all of the criteria for admission to Longwood University. First preference shall be given to a Longwood University junior or senior who intends to obtain a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in the Curriculum & Instruction Specialist in School Library Media.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships such as the Dickinson Award and the Rutherford Memorial Award available through the Virginia Educational Media Association. More information about these awards can be found at the VEMA Web site.
Students in both the Master's and the professional endorsement concentrations are required to complete EDSL 690, Clinical Experience in Library Media Services.
This is a course where a student completes a minimum of 200 clock hours in a school library media center supervised by a faculty advisor. Supervisory fee--$25.00 per credit hour. 3 credit hours required. Continuous enrollment is required in EDSL 690 until completion of all 200 clock hours.
While there are no student organizations for students in the school library media concentrations, students are encouraged to join state and national professional organizations in the school library media field.
The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.
The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
The mission of the Virginia Educational Media Association is to be the recognized voice for excellence in Virginia's school libraries. VEMA's aim is to promote literacy, information access and evaluation, love of literature, effective use of technology, collaboration in the teaching/learning process, intellectual freedom, professional growth, instructional leadership, and lifelong learning.
The Virginia Library Association is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to advance literacy and learning and to ensure access to information in the Commonwealth of Virginia.