Master of Arts in Education: School Library and Information Technology Emphasis
The Master of Arts in School Library and Information Technology degree offered by Fresno Pacific University is a program of study that is available to students in an online format through Fresno Pacific’s Teacher Librarian Program. This program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the constantly growing and changing society enmeshed in assimilating technology and information literacy into the school and workplace. This program exposes students to a set of experiences that prepares them to administer successful and resourceful school library programs. Through theoretical and practical foundations in school librarianship, students should develop specialized teaching sills as well as administrative and library science and information technology skills.
This program is a continuation of Fresno Pacific University’s Teacher Librarian Services Credential program. After a student has completed the coursework for that program and passed the exit interview, they may be allowed to enter the Master of Arts in School Library and Information Technology program. Prospective students for this program should also have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience. Both of these programs aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to work effectively and cooperatively with classroom teachers in order to develop and implement programs that are related to curriculum as well as to select, organize, and manage learning resources in multiple formats.
This program requires students to complete a minimum of 42 to 44 credit hours of courses in order to earn this Master of Arts. This program is taught via an integrated approach to library services through research-based instruction. The required courses include: Digital-Age School Library Technology, Library Media Center Programs, and Administration of the School Media Center.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Those wishing to enter the program must first pass the CBEST and hold a California teaching credential.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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