Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education, Master of Science (0497)

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Program Coordinator

Janet L. Tassell,, (270) 745-5306

Program Contact
Rachael Lee,, (270) 745-2819

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.

Program Admission

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.

Admission requirements:

  • 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
  • GPA of 2.75 in previous program or 3.0 in last 30 hours of previous program.

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.

Graduate School Admission

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.

Required Courses
LITE 501Program Organization3
LITE 512Issues in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education3
LITE 535Survey of Educational Technology Practices 13
LITE 537Principles of Educational Technology Applications 23
LITE 506Organization of Information3
LITE 508Informatics in Education 43
LITE 518Advanced Children's Literature and Collections3
LITE 527Advanced Young Adult Literature and Collections3
LITE 590Practicum in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education 33
Select one of the following:3
Educational Technology Production
Integration of Educational Technology
Emerging Technology in Education
Educational Technology Leadership
Total Hours30

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.

Certification Examination

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.