The School Library Media degree concentration is designed for individuals who hold a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state and who want to earn a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in School Library Media.
Coursework prepares individuals to meet the varied roles required of a school library media specialist in the 21st century - the roles of information specialist, instructional partner, teacher, and program administrator. The concept of the library media specialist as a catalyst for academic achievement is emphasized, as is the importance of helping our preK-12 students become information literate, independent, lifelong learners. Collaboration, leadership, and technology are themes, which run throughout the program. Successful completion meets current eligibility requirements for the Virginia Post-graduate Professional License with an endorsement as a school library media specialist in grades PreK-12.