The school librarian concentration focuses on developing school librarians with technological expertise in a K-12 setting. Instruction is designed around practical, 21st century, real-world projects that can be used immediately on the job.
Coursework and assessments align with the Nebraska State Department of Education standards for the school librarian endorsement and students completing the program have successfully received equivalent endorsements in other states.
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
School Librarian Concentration courses: TE 869, 871, 872, 873 and 875
Course Number: TE 800
This introductory online course in educational research focuses on evaluating and interpreting educational research and applying its findings to educational practice.
|Design and Development of Instruction||3|
Course Number: TE 810
This course deals with the principles of instructional design and how to apply these principles in instructional development projects. The course utilizes a systems approach to the instructional design process by focusing on a series of interrelated procedures and techniques to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction for diverse learners.
|Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics||3|
Course Number: TE 868
This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.
|Introduction to the School Library Program||3|
Course Number: TE 869
This course is an overview of selected school library topics: current trends, genres, issues, and instructional and motivational strategies in children's and adolescent literature; school library and educational professional ethics including issues concerning the individual, society, and the profession; and an introduction to information literacy.
|Developing Web-Based Portfolios||3|
Course Number: TE 870
This course will focus on planning, revising, and developing web-based working and academic portfolios. Tools such as web editors and imagine editing software will be used. Student will create a working portfolio to use during their academic programs.
|Collection Development and Management||3|
Course Number: TE 871
Prereq: TE 869 Collection Development and Management is designed to provide the student with the basic competencies needed for print and non-print collection selection, development and evaluation.
|Organization of School Library and Technology Resources||3|
Course Number: TE 872
Prereq: TE 869 Students will learn a variety of techniques for providing access to resources, including exploring the types and functions of automation systems and basic methods and procedures of cataloging and classification within a school library program.
|Reference Services and Resources||3|
Course Number: TE 873
Prereq: TE 869 This course will focus on the range of reference resources which support the school library media center, including the evaluation and use of print and electronic reference sources, reference procedures, and the instructional role of reference resources in the overall school curriculum.
|Administration of the School Library||3|
Course Number: TE 875
Prereq: TE 869 This course will focus on the administration of the school library program's mission, budgeting, supervision of personnel, planning, resource needs, communication within the school and public communities, the role of the information specialist in the instructional process, and the interrelationships of information agencies.
|Developing Web-based Educational Environments||3|
Course Number: TE 877
This course is for teachers and instructional technologists who wish to design, implement and evaluate learner-centered instructional environments. Students will create, implement and evaluate nonlinear, student-centered interactive web-based projects, based upon their students' assessed learning needs.
|Technology Tools for Teachers||3|
Course Number: TE 886P
This course is a general introductory course for using computers and other technology to promote student learning. Students will learn how to integrate computer-based instruction programs into their curriculum and be introduced to electronic library and other on-line resources. In addition, students will investigate other current hardware and software technologies for use in teaching and learning.
|Field Experiences in Instructional Technology||3|
Course Number: TE 891
This course will provide field experiences for students pursuing the instructional technology program. Basis of the experience will be decided upon between the student and the advisor.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.