Library Media and Information Technologies (MS)

Program Information

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Total Credit Hours: 36

Program Completion Time: 6 semesters or 2 years

About the Program

Description: The goal of the graduate program in library media and information technologies is to prepare individuals for professional positions in a variety of information and educational settings. The Library Media and Information Technologies program, located within the Department of Leadership Studies, is designed for individuals who may be (1) planning careers in school library media centers at the elementary, middle, and secondary district levels and at regional educational cooperatives and (2) planning careers as children and youth librarians in public, college, and special information centers.

Accreditations/Achievements: This is an American Association of School Librarians accredited program. NCATE accredited. Nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as an exemplary School Library program in the U.S. With a 99% PRAXIS II content pass rate in School Library Media, the LIBM program has one of the largest graduate programs for School Librarians in the state of Arkansas.

Program Tracks: School Librarianship

Plan of Study: Library Media and Information Technologies (MS)

Coordinators Name: Stephanie Huffman
Coordinators Phone Number: 501-450-5430
Coordinators Email: steph@uca.edu

Program Faculty: Dr. Stephanie Huffman, AssociateProfessor and LIBM & ITEC Program Coordinator; Dr. Jud Copeland, AssociateProfessor; Dr. Wendy Rickman, Assistant Professor, ITEC & LIBM; Dr. Kay Bland, Instructor; Mrs. Renee LeBeau-Ford, Instructor

URL of Program Info on Department Site: http://uca.edu/leadershipstudies/libm09.php

Distance Education Technology Requirements: Chalk and Wire; Adobe Acrobat; Microsoft Office (or Open Office); Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc); PDF Writer; Design Software ( eg. Adobe Creative Suite)

How to Apply

Requirements: To be be accepted into the degree program in library media and information technologies, an individual must:
1. Meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School;
2. Provide the department with copies of transcripts of all previous academic work;
3. Provide Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores or other professional licensing test measure (e.g., Praxis I or Praxis II scores); and
4. Provide copies of teaching licensure.

**All new students are required to attend a mandatory on-campus student orientation. These are generally held on the first Saturday prior to the start of the next academic semester.

Deadlines: Open enrollment - Students may apply at anytime.

Graduate Bulletin Link: http://uca.edu/gbulletin2013/fields-of-instruction/library-media-and-information-technologies/