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Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education (Non-Certification) Library Media Option

Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints/verification of background clearance.  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 states.

I. Professional Courses: 9 hours

  • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
    OR
    ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
  • ED 505. Technology and Education (3)
  • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    OR
    CO 547. Counseling Multicultural Populations (3)

II. Concentration Courses: 24 hours

  • LM 506. Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)
  • LM 561. Instructional Media (3)
  • LM 562. Library Media Cataloging and Classification (3)
  • LM 563. School Library Media Center Management and Collection Development (3)
  • LM 564. Critical Issues in School Library Services (3)
  • LM 565. Reference Services and Information Storage and Retrieval (3)
  • LM 566. Libraries and Legal Issues (3)
  • LM 569. Internship in Library Media (3)

Total Required: 33 hours

Note(s):

  • Students who have not previously met the special education requirement must take a general survey course in special education (SE 500) or if they have credit for a previous special education course they will need to take CO 547.
  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination (Praxis II) documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.