Admission to the Division of School Library Studies
Cohort groups begin with the course SLS 5114 Introduction to the School Library Program and one other course. Groups typically complete 2 courses each semester that will be offered specifically for the cohort group. Those who wish to move through the program one course at a time also have that option, as do students who wish to be full time. All 33 hours of coursework could be completed in a 2-3 year time frame. The master's program requires a master's research paper or thesis. The Introduction course, which is a prerequisite to all other courses in the program, meets face to face several times and uses an online learning environment. Course meeting dates will be listed when the course schedules are published. FOR FALL 2013, THE INTRODUCTION COURSE WILL HAVE A REQUIRED CLASS MEETING AUGUST 24 ON THE UNI CAMPUS.
Our MA degree (along with a valid Iowa Teaching License) meets the State of Iowa
requirements for the K-12 teacher librarian endorsement #174. For more information,
see the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners' site at http://www.iowa.gov/boee/tilal.html .
before beginning your Master’s Degree in School Library Studies. If you are a post BA
student and have been in the workforce for several years, you may wish to look into an
alternative licensure program call the Iowa Intern License Pathway through this link: http://www.uni.edu/coe/special-programs/iowa-teacher-intern-license-pathway
We do not provide advising for these programs, but contacts are listed there.
**Select the master's degree major, School Library Studies, code 353
Please be sure you have requested all of your transcripts and they have been received by the UNI Admissions office. This can sometimes take a while. Once your file is complete, you will be notified by email from the Admissions office, and your file will be sent to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for consideration of your admission to the Master’s in School Library Studies Program.
It is your responsibility to monitor the progress of your application.
If you have questions, contact Laurie Russell at email@example.com or by phone at 319-273-2623.
Information regarding application for forgivable loans is available at the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website at : http//www.iowacollegeaid.gov
See the C&I website for more information http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/curriculum-instruction/graduate-study/scholarships-assistantships
Ann Crawford, Secretary, School Library Studies Program