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PK-12 School Librarian

Graduate Endorsement

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $293.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $425.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online PK-12 School Librarian endorsement focuses on developing school librarians with technological expertise. Coursework builds competencies in public services, technical services, and the leadership and management of school libraries.This endorsement may be applied to a Master of Science in Education – Instructional Technology degree. Students pursuing this endorsement in states other than Nebraska should check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.

This program is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Recognized by the American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians

About Faculty

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.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    Standard teaching certificate

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY and NC, please contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
June 15
Spring Semester
October 15
Summer Sessions
March 15

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3

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.

TE 868Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics3

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.

TE 869Introduction to School Library3

Course Number: TE 869

This course is an overview of selected library media topics: current trends, genres, issues, and instructional and motivational strategies in children's and adolescent literature; library media and educational professional ethics including issues concerning the individual, society, and the profession; and an introduction to information literacy.

TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3

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.

TE 871Collection Development and Management3

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.

TE 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resourecs3

Course Number: TE 872

Prereq: TE 869. Learn basic techniques of providing access to resources, including exploring the functions of circulation and automation tools and technical services within a school library media program.

TE 873Reference Services and Resources3

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.

TE 875Administration of the School Library3

Course Number: TE 875

Prereq: TE 869. This course will focus on the administration of the library media 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.

TE 893Field Experiences in School Library3

Course Number: TE 893

Prereq: TE 869, TE 871*, TE 872*, TE 873*, TE 875* This course is the capstone experience for students in the MSED-Instructional Technology (Library Media) or Library Media Endorsement programs. Students will be gain experiences in school library media center settings. Students must have completed TE 869, TE 871, TE 872, TE 873 and TE 875 as prerequisites.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $293.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $345.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $879.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1035.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $425.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $477.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1275.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1431.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • 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.

  • Flexibility

    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.

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