Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education, Master of Science (0497)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ste/
Margaret G. Maxwell, email@example.com, (270) 745-2435
The Master of Science with an emphasis in libraries, informatics, and technology in education. Students seeking additional teacher certification will earn the School Librarian certification and the Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement.
The Master of Science degree is a 30-hour program. A 27-hour core of courses and one restricted elective are required. This degree may be used for the Kentucky Rank II or Rank I salary levels.
Students who seek advanced teacher certification must hold teaching certification.
Students may complete this program without seeking teacher certification if they intend to seek employment in a setting other than public education (where teacher certification is required). This program does not provide initial teacher certification.
- Submission of graduate application to the Graduate School
- Submission of official transcripts of all college work
- Submission of copy of teaching certificate if you are seeking advanced certification in School Librarian and Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement
- A letter of application which should include information about the applicant’s academic and career background, professional goals and interests, and other information relevant to the applicant’s potential for success in the program. If you are not seeking teacher certification, please indicate this in your letter.
- A current resume or vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues or college/university faculty members who can provide information about the applicant’s potential for success in the MS in LME program
- Minimum 3-page original writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s analytical writing ability.
The admission decision by program faculty is based on a review of the full set of admission documents. Applicants should strive to provide evidence of potential for completion of the degree and success in the field of libraries, informatics, and technology in education.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30 hours)
The Master of Science in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education requires a minimum of 30 hours.
|LITE 501||Program Organization||3|
|LITE 512||Issues in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education||3|
|LITE 535||Survey of Educational Technology Practices 1||3|
|LITE 537||Principles of Educational Technology Applications 2||3|
|LITE 506||Organization of Information||3|
|LITE 508||Informatics in Education 4||3|
|LITE 518||Advanced Children's Literature and Collections||3|
|LITE 527||Advanced Young Adult Literature and Collections||3|
|LITE 590||Practicum in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education 3||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Educational Technology Production|
|Integration of Educational Technology|
|Emerging Technology in Education|
|Educational Technology Leadership|
Prerequisite for LITE 537.
Transfer credit is not accepted for LITE 537 because it requires development and implementation of an instructional design project that is a foundational component of the practicum.
The professional portfolio is the capstone requirement for the program. Students complete the portfolio as part of the practicum course. LITE 590 is considered the professional practice experience for this program.
LITE 508 is the research methods course for this program.
While a certification examination is not a requirement to earn the Master of Science in LME, Kentucky does require a passing score on the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments-Library Media Specialist for certification as a school media librarian. Students outside of Kentucky are responsible for determining the requirements for certification in their states.