• Library
  • Education Specialist
    Library Media Non Certification   Available Online

    This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective state.

    Program Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in Library Media coursework.

    I. Conditional Admission Required Courses: 9 hours

    Professional Courses 
    IL 671 . Advanced Educational Law (3) 
    IL 673 . Models of Exemplary Leadership in Education (3) 
    ED 601 . Curriculum Design (3)

    II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 24 hours

    A. Professional Course: 3 hours 

    ED 604 . Advanced Educational Research (3)

    B. Instructional Support Area: 21 hours 

    LM 661 . Strategic Planning for School Library Media Specialists (3) 
    LM 662 . Library Automation (3) 
    LM 663 . Instructional Design (3) 
    LM 664 . Developmentally Appropriate and Culturally Responsible School Library Media Programs (3) 
    LM 665 . Designing School Library Media Centers (3) 
    LM 666 . The School Library Media Center and School Reform (3) 
    LM 667 . Library Leadership and Collaborative Problem Solving (3)

    Total Required: 33 hours

    Program Completion Requirements

    The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the sixth-year programs.

    The candidate shall:
    1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C."
    2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the teacher education program.
    3. Demonstrate leadership ability in his or her area of specialization.