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Course Rotation for the Library Media Specialist Endorsement Program

Applicants for a library media specialist endorsement must hold a current valid professional teaching license, a master's degree, and complete the below 6 graduate courses (18 credit hours), with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in graduate coursework. In order to meet Kansas State Department of Education licensure guidelines, Library Media Specialist candidates must complete a master's degree before applying for an initial school specialist license and a district administered mentorship before applying for a professional school specialist license.

Master's Degree Core Courses

AEP 800: Utilization of Technology in Classrooms Online Online Online: June 3
AEP 803 Educational Research Online Online
Online: June or July
AEP 855 Educational Leadership Online Online Online: July 3
AEP 858 Data Analysis and Assessment Online Online: June 3
AEP 867 Instructional Design & Assessment Online Online


AEP 880 Cultural Diversity Online Online Online: June or July 3

Emphasis/Endorsement Courses for Library Media Specialist

LIBR 852 Selection of School Library Media Materials Online 3
LIBR 853 Cataloging Online 3
MIT 805 Instructional Technology Theory and Practice Online Online 3
LIBR 857 School Library Media Administration Online: June-July 3
READ 861 Advanced Literature for Children & Young Adults Online: June-July 3
*LIBR 859 Library Media Supervised Practice (Practicum) Online Online 3


*Completion of the five library media courses is required prior to enrolling.


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