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School Library Media

The School Library Media degree concentration is designed for individuals who hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state and who want to earn a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in School Library Media.

Coursework prepares individuals to meet the varied roles required of a school library media specialist in the 21st century - the roles of information specialist, instructional partner, teacher, and program administrator. The concept of the library media specialist as a catalyst for academic achievement is emphasized, as is the importance of helping our preK-12 students become information literate, independent, lifelong learners. Collaboration, leadership, and technology are themes, which run throughout the program. Successful completion meets current eligibility requirements for the Virginia Post-graduate Professional License with an endorsement as a school library media specialist in grades PreK-12.



For complete admissions information and forms, please visit the admissions pages of the College of Graduate & Professional Studies website.



Newly admitted students are assigned the appropriate advisor. The assignment of the advisor generally is not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Prior to registration, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection and sequence, career goals, and relevant academic policies. Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.

NOTE: Students are cautioned to work closely with their advisors in planning their studies since some courses have prerequisites and are sequenced to begin with the fall semester.


Program Requirements

  • EDSL 503 Media Selection and Evaluation (3)
  • EDSL 520 Library Resources for Children (3)
  • EDSL 530 Library Resources for Young Adults (3)
  • EDSL 548 Production of Media for Instruction (3)
  • EDSL 560 Informational Sources and Services (3)
  • EDSL 561 Technology Applications (3)
  • EDSL 580 Technical Processing of Materials (3)
  • EDSL 660 Collaborative Instructional Processes (3)
  • EDSL 670 Administration of School Library Media Centers (3)
  • EDSL 690 Clinical Experience in Library Media Services (3)
  • EDUC 502 Research Design (3)
  • EDUC 699 Comprehensive Examination (0)


Select one course from the following:

  • EDSL 595 Special Topics (3)
  • EDSL 610 Marketing, Public Relations, and Promotion (3)
  • EDUC 521 Human Growth and Development (3)



Program Coordinator

Dr. Audrey Church

Hull 232