Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in School Library Media online

Fill the need for school librarians and earn a CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) with a standard license as a School Library Media Specialist (2855).

Apply by: 3/3/24
Start Class: 3/25/24

Program Overview

Focus on your future with our MEd C&L in School Library Media online program

$22,042.80 Total Tuition
16-26 months Duration
36* Credit Hours

Foster a love of learning and reading while supporting equitable access to information for all students with an online Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in School Library Media from William Paterson University. Earn a CEAS (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) with a standard license as a School Library Media Specialist (Endorsement 2855).

Develop information literacy skills including media, intertextual, and visual literacies for PreK-12 students in this CAEP- and AASL-accredited program with 100 percent online coursework. Gain the expertise to select, analyze, and evaluate literature that complements the diverse curriculum and personal needs of students. Learn from strong, diverse faculty who all have experience as librarians. A thesis is not required for completion and you do not need a teaching license to be admitted. You can also apply credits from other master’s programs for faster completion.

As a graduate of this online education master’s, you will:

  • Foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students
  • Learn to apply principles of inquiry and application through projects, field experiences, and research
  • Foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students
  • Learn to apply principles of inquiry and application through projects, field experiences, and research

Upon completion of the online MEd C&L in School Library Media, you will be prepared for a wide range of PreK-12 roles, including:

  • School Librarian
  • Information Specialist
  • Instructional Partner
  • Program Administrator
  • School Librarian
  • Information Specialist
  • Instructional Partner
  • Program Administrator

Also available:

WP Online offers a diverse range of education programs. Explore all our online education programs.

$22,042.80 Total Tuition
As few as 16-26 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
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The College of Education at William Paterson University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition

Stay on budget with affordable tuition

The William Paterson University College of Education offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all our online students, wherever they reside. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$22,042.80 Total Tuition
$611.80 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$22,042.80 Total Tuition
$611.80 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Get started—mark these dates in your calendar

William Paterson University online education programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, with 7-week courses and six start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

3/3/24 Apply Date
3/25/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring I1/29/241/7/241/10/241/19/241/24/243/17/247 weeks
Spring II3/25/243/3/243/6/243/15/243/20/245/12/247 weeks
Summer I5/20/244/29/245/1/245/10/245/15/247/7/247 weeks
Summer II7/15/246/23/246/26/247/5/247/10/249/1/247 weeks
Fall I9/9/248/18/248/21/248/30/249/4/2410/27/247 weeks
Fall II11/4/2410/14/2410/16/2410/25/2410/30/2412/22/247 weeks

Now enrolling:

3/3/24 Apply Date
3/25/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

Get started on your MEd C&L in School Media Library online degree by checking these admission requirements

At William Paterson University, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MEd C&L in School Library Media online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

The requirements include:

The requirements include:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Professional resume detailing educational and work experience
  • No GRE required for admission

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this MEd C&L in School Library Media online program:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Professional resume detailing educational and work experience
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
William Paterson University
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Preview the online MEd C&L in School Library Media courses

For the MEd C&L in School Library Media online program, you must complete a total of 36 credit hours.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the school library media specialist, this course explores the concept of information literacy and how these skills can be developed in pre-K-12 students. Professional standards, resources and practices at the local, state and national levels will be examined, as well as current topics, issues, and research in the field.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instructional design is an introduction to systems theory as applied to the design of instruction. Students will plan and implement staff development activities to increase teacher competence in using a systematic instructional development process to design, develop, produce, implement and evaluate instructional units, lessons, and activities related to school library media resources and technology. They will learn techniques in collaborating with teachers in integrating instructional resources, including core literature, into the development of instruction and learning across the curriculum areas. As part of this process, students will select, prepare, and use strategies, activities, and resources appropriate for diverse populations with varying backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and interests.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a general conceptual foundation for client-centered information services and instruction in library media centers. Includes discussion of the accessibility to all types of resources and equipment by identifying, establishing, and using delivery systems to retrieve information in all formats. Special emphasis is placed upon developing positive attitudes towards reading, both in school and at home. Candidates examine sources in the humanities, social sciences, and technology with the view of meeting the information needs of various targeted audiences.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the administrative aspects of initiating and organizing a media program is explored. Processes of media management are studied, including planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and evaluating; acquiring, scheduling, circulating, and producing media; planning in-service workshops programs, and models for directing, controlling, and organizing; and developing and implementing media programs in the curriculum. Case studies, observation and interviewing, library research, and professional development activities will be employed. This course meets 3 credits toward the Supervisor’s Certificate.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An exploration of literature for children and young adults from grades P-12. Emphasis is placed on selection, reading, analyzing, evaluation, and using literature to complement the diverse curriculum and NJCCCS needs as well as personal needs of students. Each class involves a lecture, literature readings, and discussion. Candidates complete weekly readings of new and classic tales and trade books, learn strategies for selecting and evaluating titles, find the best books for school library collection development, learn about authors and illustrators, and design reader’s advisory instruments - surveys and activities for stimulating a life-long love of reading.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to give the school library media specialist candidate 150 clock hours of work in a school library media center approved by the University instructor. It is expected to provide a forum to evaluate student competencies resulting from the cumulative knowledge including concepts of diversity and inclusion gained through coursework. Cooperatively, the University instructor, school library media center director, and the graduate candidate plan a program of work that will satisfy the requirements. Supervision is provided by the cooperating school library media center director and the University instructor.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on a new definition of children’s literacy. Through personal and shared inquiry, multiple literacies (including media, intertextual, and visual literacies) are examined in the context of children’s literacy development, literacy curriculum design and development, state and national standards, current research and theory, and classroom practices and materials. Critical issues including the digital divide, politics and literacy, parents and appropriate technology use, and gender and ethnic bias are explored. This course meets 3 credits toward the Supervisor’s Certificate.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Courses offered to cover a topic or topics not covered by an existing graduate level course. Includes varying subject matter deemed appropriate for developing skills and knowledge.
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