Master of Education Program - Concentration in Library and Information Technologies (LIT)

Concentration Requirements

The Master of Education in Library and Information Technologies requires 39 hours of coursework, an action research report, 120 hours of customized field experience, and oral defense of a comprehensive portfolio. The curriculum is structured around a set of core requirements that provide a broad foundation in education, research and technology. All students are required to complete 12 hours of core courses:

Core Required Courses
EDUC 610Research in Education3
EDUC 625Issues in School, Community, and Family3
EDUC 640Supervision and Assessment of Teachers and Learners3
EDUC 657Exceptionality, Diversity, and Differences3
Required Courses
LMIS 660Applied Research in School Libraries3
LMIS 664Literature and Literacy for Children and Young Adults3
LMIS 670Integrating Information Literacy and Research Standards3
LMIS 676Contemporary Cataloging for the School Library3
LMIS 677Collection Development for the 21st Century School Library3
LMIS 680Using Information Resources3
LMIS 687Administering and Evaluating Program Resources3
LMIS 688Collaboration, Management, and Leadership3
These courses are designed to support the student in completing graduation requirements culminating in the program's core values as outcomes.
Special Program Requirements
LMIS 689Research Application1
LMIS 698Capstone2
Total Credits39

Total Core 12 Hrs
Total Required 24 Hrs
Total Special Program Requirements 3 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 39 Hrs

Course Rotation

Course Rotation for Library and Information Technologies.

Core Values/Learning Outcomes

  1. Effective use of Instructional Technologies
  2. Expertise in Research, particularly Action Research
  3. Expertise in Assessment
  4. Supervisor/Leader/Coach
  5. Expertise in Curriculum/Instruction
  6. Diversity/Global Awareness

The program’s Core Values and National Board of Professional Teaching Standards lay the broad foundation for the overall program design. Specific objectives are then addressed in each course, based on its curriculum. At the course level, the required projects and activities provide a rich and diverse collection of opportunities for assessment of student knowledge and understanding by the professor.