Catalog 2010-2012

School Library Studies

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 40 semester hours is required for the thesis option, and a minimum of 36 semester hours is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 12 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

Students choosing the thesis option are required to write a thesis and pass an oral defense conducted by the thesis committee. Students choosing the non-thesis option are required to complete the departmental graduate research requirement. In lieu of a comprehensive examination, all students must complete a comprehensive portfolio that meets the requirements of the division faculty, during their final semester of course work.

Students completing this major are eligible for the K-12 School Teacher Librarian endorsement if they hold or are eligible to hold a teaching license.



  Instructional Technology: 240:150.....3 hours

  School Library Studies: 350:114; 350:115; 350:132; 350:134; 350:223; 350:225; 350:230; 350:250; 350:290; 350:295.....29-31 hours

  Research: 350:299.....1-3 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (1-3 hrs.)

Electives: as approved by advisor to a program minimum total of 36 or 40 hours.....0-3 hours

Thesis option.....40 hours

Non-thesis option.....36 hours


Students who have previous course work which is equivalent to required courses are encouraged to take elective courses in instructional technology, gifted education, postsecondary education, or other education-related programs.