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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Office Manager: Barb Hicks
The Master of Science in Library Science and Information Services degree satisfies the requirements for certification as a library media specialist in the State of Missouri. This program is nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (a division of the American Library Association) and accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
To be accepted into the program, the candidate must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, three letters of reference, and a personal interview.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Library Science and Information Services will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to
Required Graduate Courses(Effective Fall 2015)
|LIS 5100 Foundations of Librarianship||3|
|LIS 5240 Library Media Administration||3|
|LIS 5250 Developing & Managing Collections||3|
|LIS 5260 Library Systems & Information Technology||3|
|LIS 5270 Organizing Information||3|
|LIS 5322 Reference Sources & Services||3|
|LIS 5340 Children's, Adolescent, & Young Adult Literature||3|
|LIS 5770 Curriculum and the Media Center||3|
|Graduate Electives in Library Science||3|
|LIS 5820 Practicum I||3|
|LIS 5910 Action Research in School Libraries||3|
|LIS 6960 Research Paper||2|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours||35|
1) Many students may also need to take EDFL 5208 Content Area Reading.
2) The practicum may be waived per DESE if you have been working as a library media specialist for three years.
3) All candidates for Missouri School Library Media Certification must also take the Missouri Educator Profile Assessment
Program of Study (Excel spreadsheet)
Students who seek Missouri School Library Media Specialist PK-12 certification are advised to consult with Clinical Services and Certification:
Clinical Services and Certification
University of Central Missouri
Clinical Services & Certification, Lovinger 2170
Warrensburg MO 64093