The entirely online MS in Library Science and Information Services is designed to help you become a 21st century school librarian. As a leader, teacher, and collaborator the school librarian develops, promotes, and implements a program that engages students as they become effective lifelong users and creators of ideas and information. The M.S. degree builds upon your prior educational coursework and will support your growth as an educator:
Complete your degree from any location. Whether you live in Warrensburg, in Missouri or another state, or even another country, all of the program requirements can be completed from wherever you have an internet connection. Class assignments and project work are completed in the time frames that best suit your work and life schedule!
With a Master of Science in Library Science and Information Services degree, you will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
We believe that hands on experience is ideal. At the end of the program you’ll complete a practicum at your own school or will be placed in a local school library if you are not yet working in a school. This gives you the opportunity to tie together everything you learned throughout your courses with local school librarians and real life scenarios.
We also believe that librarians are leaders in the school and experts in information sources and services. In your last class, LIS 6960 Research Problem, you will dive into an area of library science that interests you. You will choose to write a literature review or complete an action research project. Both options provide you with an opportunity to become an expert in your topic!
If you do not have initial teacher certification, the state of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has developed requirements for certification in school librarianship which include professional education requirements and subject area requirements. Each of these requirements can be met by courses available online at UCM.
If you have a bachelor’s degree outside of education or even an MLS in library science, this certification is an option for you!
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
Nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians
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