School Librarianship, M.A.Ed
The Master of Arts in Education: School Librarianship Degree from Azusa Pacific University is designed to produce librarian services teachers who are better able to facilitate the education process and advance the goals of the California school system, in particular. This degree may be earned in conjunction with the Online Teacher Librarian Services Credential (TLSC), a crediting program that prepares librarians for comprehensive leadership.
This program is committed to combining important library services with the needs of students, teachers, and classrooms. The advantage of combining the MAEd degree with the TLSC program is students need only take three courses beyond what is required for only the TLSC, all while earning a master's degree. This program may be taken entirely online, allowing flexibility to working professionals that have to balance work, school, and a personal life.
Graduates of this program should have the authorization to instruct students in the use and choice of library materials and to select materials for schools and districts. They should also be able to supervise personnel, coordinate and carry out programs at the district or county level, and develop procedures for libraries. The program emphasizes gaining or honing skills in technology, literacy, and curricula construction.
In order to complete this program and graduate with credentials and the MAEd degree, students are required to complete a total of 39 credits. 9 of these are dedicated to core requirements, while the remaining 39 go towards the School Librarianship concentration. Students are able to transfer in three to six credits, if approved, and the program ends with a capstone course. Students must complete at least six LIB courses before enrolling in the capstone.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, the credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
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