Earn a Master of Arts degree in School Library Studies primarily at a distance through UNI

School Library Studies MA program graduate Joanna Freking-Smith with student

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in School Library Studies degree program scheduled to begin fall 2017. This program is designed for those who wish to become teacher librarians and qualify for the K through 12 teacher librarian endorsement in Iowa.

This program prepares students to become teacher librarians who manage the school library program and serve as leaders in technology and literacy, teachers of digital citizenship and advocates for lifelong readers. All courses integrate technology skills, preparing graduates to lead school-wide learning through co-planning, co-teaching, and providing print and digital resources to students and teachers.

“The School Library Studies program stands out in the preparation of K through 12 teacher librarians for schools throughout Iowa because faculty have K through 12 teaching and library experience, and infuse a K through 12 connection and technology integration throughout all courses in the program,” said Karla Krueger, program coordinator.

Courses are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring internet access and a web browser. Many courses meet once per week in the evening via interactive video conferencing. One in-person, hands-on Saturday class session will be held on the UNI campus during the first fall semester.

The program begins this fall using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree to be earned in the summer of 2019. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/sls.

For more information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-2504 or 800-772-1746.