Online Master of Education – Library Media

Enlighten your learning community and teach students how to harness the power of information.

9/3/21 Next Application Due Date
9/20/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover the advantages of our online Master of Education – Library Media degree

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Prepare for more rewarding career opportunities as a school librarian or library media specialist with the online Master of Education – Library Media program at Eastern Washington University. Earn your graduate degree while you continue working and learn how to empower students to think critically, research skillfully and deftly navigate library resources.

With an emphasis on transforming learning and teaching, our 100 percent online M.Ed. core coursework examines the philosophy and organization of modern schools, as well as current issues in education. Explore the tools and strategies used in both quantitative and qualitative educational research methods. You will also learn how to improve student outcomes by developing collaborative relationships with school personnel and the community. In our library media specialization courses, you will dive into topics integral to supportive librarianship, including technology-embedded instruction, literature study in the classroom, and information and resource literacy for problem solving in a digital world.

This non-thesis online master’s in library media features an internship, providing you with hands-on experience in a school library setting, working with a mentor and a comprehensive exam. At the end of the program, you will create a portfolio to display your work and understanding of concepts essential to being a skilled library media educator.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online master's in library media program, you will learn to:

  • design and build library collections that align with the educational goals of a school;
  • develop lesson plans that investigate and utilize tools for information problem-solving processes in a digital world;
  • improve the digital literacy skills of students within an educational environment.
  • design and build library collections that align with the educational goals of a school;
  • develop lesson plans that investigate and utilize tools for information problem-solving processes in a digital world;
  • improve the digital literacy skills of students within an educational environment.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • School Librarian
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Librarian/Library Media Specialist
  • School Librarian
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Librarian/Library Media Specialist

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$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


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This affordable online M.Ed. – Library Media degree program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


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The online M.Ed. – Library Media program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


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We’ve streamlined the online M.Ed. – Library Media admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.

Admission Requirements:

  • Teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

Online M.Ed. – Library Media Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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Courses


Read more about the online Master of Education – Library Media curriculum

In order to earn the online M.Ed. – Library Media, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 20 credit hours of core courses (including an internship) and 29 credit hours of specialization courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Advanced study of literature based teaching. Explores ways of building a literate classroom by connecting children and books with special ways on supporting students in becoming fluent readers. Understand how to select and adapt instructional content, including technology-based materials. Demonstrate knowledge of the range of genre, text types, and text language in classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students will investigate concepts and tools of the information problem-solving process in a digital world, including process models, digital citizenship, and online resources. Students will demonstrate their understanding of relevant concepts and resources through discussion, responses to information inquiry case studies, and the creation of a technology-enhanced lesson plan.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, students will learn about collection development policies and procedures, and about sources of information for evaluation and acquisition of print and nonprint materials. Students will learn how to evaluate, select and maintain resources to provide library collections that are integral to the educational goals of the school.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, future librarians will demonstrate teaching skills in literacy, collaboration, and integrating information literacy with content curriculum. Students will design lesson plans and a unit that use standards in the content areas, as well as the standards for school librarians and technology literacy standards. Future librarians will also consider ways that students access technology, including the digital divide and collaborative tools.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, teacher-librarians will learn leadership and administrator skills. This knowledge will then influence student learning within the educational community. Students gain an understanding of the role the library plays in a democratic society. Other focused leadership topics include development, implementation, and evaluation of the school library media program, alongside the management of personnel, information systems, resources, and facilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, students will work with information standards, school goals, and objectives in mind to develop collaborative relationships within the school and community. The teacher librarian will deliver integrated instruction, reading advocacy, and information services while working with content area teachers. Students will write lesson plans that integrate informational literacy outcomes for students, including finding multiple and varied resources.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will demonstrate understanding of librarianship in the K-12 setting by completing several hands-on activities throughout the course of an internship at a school library. Students will work with a mentor librarian and by the end of this course, be able to use theory and common practices to conceptualize library use in physical and virtual spaces. In addition, students will have an opportunity to review a library media specialist’s role in collaboration with stakeholders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will demonstrate understanding of librarianship in the K-12 setting by completing several hands-on activities throughout the course of an internship at a school library. Students will work with a mentor librarian and by the end of this course, be able to use theory and common practices to conceptualize library use in physical and virtual spaces. In addition, students will have an opportunity to review a library media specialist’s role in collaboration with stakeholders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that contains pieces of their work from courses throughout their library media MEd program and/or certificate. Students should be able to refer back to this portfolio as they seek jobs, or as a resource once they are in a classroom teaching. Each of the components that students are required to include in this portfolio are integral to be a skilled library media educator and each component aligns with the program level objectives.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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