Master of Arts in School Library Studies offered primarily at a distance

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its upcoming School Library Studies cohort degree program, beginning the fall of 2013 and leading to a Master of Arts degree. This program is designed for those who wish to become teacher librarians and qualify for the K-12 teacher librarian endorsement in Iowa, and prepares students to become teacher-librarians who use their acquired knowledge of children and young people, books and information technologies, curriculum and the power of collaboration to enhance the learning experiences of students in their schools.

“We prepare teacher librarians to use their knowledge of quality digital and print resources in their roles as creative teachers and collaborative partners who are integrating technology, literacy and information inquiry,” says program coordinator Karla Krueger.

Fall and spring courses are offered via interactive video conferencing (Adobe Connect). Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Some courses may require limited on-campus attendance 1-3 days. Courses begin this fall using a cohort model in which students move together through the coursework, with the degree to be awarded in the fall of 2015.

For more information about this and other professional development opportunities, call UNI Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-5970 or 800-772-1746.