Academics

Master of Education/Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction; Library Science

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master's degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand collection development policies as they relate to the school library;
  • Integrate technology into teaching and learning;
  • Know classic and contemporary children’s and young adult literature, both fiction and nonfiction;
  • Create a literate environment that fosters interest and growth in all aspects of literacy;
  • Effectively administer a school library that stimulates interest, promotes reading growth, fosters appreciation for the written word, and increase the motivation of students to read widely and independently for information, pleasure and personal growth;

Career Possibilities

  • School librarian in a private or public school
  • Children’s librarian in a public library
  • Literacy consultant
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