Program Overview

Portland State University offers a Library Media Master’s Degree that is well suited for individuals who wish to become media specialists for Pre K-12. Students participating in the program will gain in-depth knowledge on computer applications within the classroom, children’s/young adult literature, organization of media collections, methods/procedures, research strategies, and more. Through the program, individuals will typically enhance their knowledge base of library media to positively impact the lives of children and young adults. Individuals who pursue this certificate often work within school libraries or in communities.
The Library Media Master’s Degree Program is an addition to the Library Media Endorsement and the Initial K-12 Licensure. Students must complete all coursework for the Library Media Endorsement or the Initial K-12 License. Students must then complete required courses and elective courses in order to earn their Library Media Master’s Degree. Required courses included within the curriculum include Advanced Methods and Procedures in School/Library Media Centers, Research Strategies for Library Media Specialists, and a Directed Field Experience. The courses for this program are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional while working in school or community libraries.
The hybrid learning format provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Portland State University is a public state university located in Portland, Oregon. Established in 1946, PSU began as the Vanport Extension Center as a way to meet the needs of higher education for those returning from World War II. Over the years, with its constantly expanding degree programs, PSU is the largest and fastest growing school in the Oregon University System.

    PSU offers students several degree levels, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral, from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of the Arts
    • Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • College of Urban and Public Affairs
    • School of Business Administration
    • Graduate School of Education
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work
    • University Honors College

    Many of the certificates and degrees at the bachelor's and the master's level are available completely online. 


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