M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning: School Library Media Concentration leading to Endorsement in EMS or AMS

Dr. Ellen Pozzi
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4082
Phone: 973-720-3784
Email: pozzie@wpunj.eduu

Program Description:

This concentration focuses on developing the school library media specialist as a teacher, information specialist, instructional partner, program administrator and leader for preschool through high school. Recognized by the American Association of School Librarians this concentration strives to develop school library media specialists who foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students. Principles of inquiry and application are addressed in every course and are assessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and research. Two courses count toward the 12-credit New Jersey Supervisory certificate. This concentration includes options for state endorsement as a school library media specialist.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Curriculum and Learning: School Library Media, MED

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Entry Requirements:
Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended: A cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may supplement their application with additional evidence in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the degree program)
  • A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license (Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances).
  • Participation and satisfactory completion of a group interview.

Exit Requirements:

  • The completion of 33 credits (36 for School Library Media) of prescribed graduate study for all concentrations including six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis.
  • The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.