Elementary Education, MS (School Library)

Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in School Library

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Blended
  • 36
  • $351.00
  • $457.00

Why Pursue This Program

The blended Elementary Education, Master of Science (MS) with an emphasis in School Library program combines core graduate education courses with literacy, technology and school library courses for those candidates who wish to direct a PK-12 school library.  

Coursework for this nationally-recognized program builds competencies in: 

  • Public services
  • Technical services 
  • Leadership and management of school library media programs

The program is specifically designed around the four pillars of:

  • Evaluating research to determine the impact on classroom practice
  • Using assessment to drive instructional decision making
  • Considering culturally responsive teaching practices to teach to student strengths
  • Developing personalized theoretical frameworks for effective teaching

Career Outlook:

The 21st Century school librarian is in high demand as this educator's role in supporting PK-12 student achievement through instruction and programming is recognized and required across the United States. School librarians heighten a student's research and inquiry skills through a diverse array of print and digital tools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for librarians will grow 9% from 2016 to 2026.

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.


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.

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 optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.