This online 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. One course counts toward the 12-credit New Jersey Supervisory certificate. This concentration includes options for state endorsement as a school library media specialist.
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:
August 1st: Fall semesterDecember 1st: Spring semesterMay 1st: Summer semester*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)December 1st: Summer (May intake)
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
*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. **Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470