Program Overview

Marshall University offers a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in School Library Media designed to prepare library media specialists to function in an information-rich learning environment and to provide leadership in literacy and development of research skills.

The MA in Education with an emphasis in School Library Media is a 39 credit hour program.  There are five core required courses which are: Instructional Models and Assessment Techniques, Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area, Educational Evaluation, Advanced Studies in Human Development, and Educational Research and Writing.  The eight area of emphasis classes include: Libraries and the Learning Process, Library Material for Adolescents, Reference and Bibliography, Cataloging and Classification, Library Organization and Administration, Technology and the Library, Children’s Literature, and Library Practice.  Lastly, the student must successfully complete the Praxis Exam in Library Media as well as a Comprehensive Examination.

Program participants should keep in mind that certification is awarded by the state of West Virginia and should consult with the program coordinator to learn other state requirements.

Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 2.5; a test score from either the Miller Analogies Test (scaled score of 387 or higher) or Graduate Record Exam (combined score of 800 on verbal and quantitative sections); a completed application form; and official transcripts form previously attended colleges.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 2.5; a test score from either the Miller Analogies Test (scaled score of 387 or higher) or Graduate Record Exam (combined score of 800 on verbal and quantitative sections); a completed application form; and official transcripts form previously attended colleges.

    Restrictions

    West Virginia

    School Overview

    Marshall University is a four-year public school located in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall was founded in 1837 as Marshall Academy, named for John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Extended campus sites are located in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Beckley, Logan, and Gilbert.

    Marshall University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, post baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and doctor’s degrees (research and professional practice). Over 150 online classes are available every semester through Marshall University Online, and many bachelor's and master's degrees can be earned completely online.

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