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PK-12 School Librarian

Undergraduate Endorsement

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Course Delivery
    Blended
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $264.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $345.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This online undergraduate endorsement is designed for educators interested in adding an endorsement in school library media to a regular teaching certificate and pursuing employment in school libraries. Coursework builds competencies in public services, technical services and the leadership and management of school libraries.

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. Taken the SAT or ACT

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. Regular teaching certificate

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY, DE 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
August 1
Spring Semester
December 1
Summer Semester
June 1

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TED 2360Children's Literature and Education3

Course Number: TED 2360

Explores story, poetry, drama, and informational materials for children. Examines current issues, recent materials, and the theoretical and research base of this field to develop meaningful and creative learning, literacy, and library experiences for children. Literacy resources and activities for students from preschool through grade six.

TED 4000Special Methods in School Library Media3

Course Number: TED 4000

This course is designed to provide experiences for school professionals to be orchestrators of the learning environment by enhancing the knowledge, skills, competencies, and dispositions necessary to create effective learning environments in their specific content area specialization. Content of the course is determined by the discipline area.

TED 4590Teaching & Learning in Digital Environments3

Course Number: TED 4590

This course introduces technology and technical literacies required of educators and information specialists in 21st Century libraries and classrooms. Course topics include information literacy, instructional design in digital environments, Web page design and construction, social networking and learning, and academic integrity.

TED 4640Student Teaching12

Course Number: TED 4640

A supervised teaching experience designed for students seeking certification in art, music, physical education, and library media in the K-12 preparatory program. Candidates must successfully complete a Student Teacher Orientation field experience prior to student teaching. Prereq: Candidates must complete all course work and obtain a minimum overall (cumulative) consistent gpa of 2.50 and be accepted into student teaching.

TED 4660Young Adult Literature and Education3

Course Number: TED 4660

Explores story, poetry, drama, and informational materials for young adults. Examines current issues, recent materials, and the theoretical and research base of this field to develop meaningful and creative learning, literacy, and library experiences. Literacy resources and activities for students in middle and high school.

TED 4710Reference Resources and Services3

Course Number: TED 4710

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to reference resources and services in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective search strategies and efficient use of both print and digital resources, design and promote information literacy instruction that is developmentally appropriate, and understand the legal and ethical responsibilities integral to positive and proactive reference services for patrons and diverse learners.

TED 4720Special Libraries3

Course Number: TED 4720

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the major types of 21st Century special libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of social and political environments, clientele, services, collections, physical settings, financing and staffing, and future trends in the special libraries and information agencies.

TED 4740Cataloging and Classification3

Course Number: TED 4740

A basic course in cataloging and classification. Course content and laboratory work is designed to engage candidates in descriptive and subject cataloging procedures proscribed by the American Library Association and the Library of Congress. Introduction to basic cataloging and classification principles and procedures, AACRIIR standards, and records in MARC format.

TED 4750Advanced Cataloging and Classification3

Course Number: TED 4750

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging of non-book materials (including serials and digital resources) in 21st Centry libraries and information agencies using the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification schemes and Library of Congress subject headings. Prereq: TED 4740

TED 4760Managing Collections in Libraries & Information Agencies3

Course Number: TED 4760

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to proactive collection management in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of community analysis, collection analysis, and the ability to conduct critical evaluations of a diverse array of information resources.

TED 4800Leadership & Management in Libraries & Information Agencies3

Course Number: TED 4800

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to leading and managing 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles and management strategies that engage policies and procedures that support the personal, academic and professional needs for patrons and diverse learners.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $264.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $306.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $792.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $918.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $345.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $387.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1035.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $1161.75

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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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