PK-12 School Librarian, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement in PK-12 School Librarian

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 30
    Credits
  • $351.00
    In-State
  • $457.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online PK-12 School Librarian Graduate Endorsement 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.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. Valid teaching certificate

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

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit separate application to academic department

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TED 8716Reference Resources and Services3
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 8520Capstone Practicum3
This three credit hour supervised practicum is designed to give librarians an overview of the public services, technical services, and leadership and management of libraries and information agencies. Prereq: Minimum 24 hours of library science coursework and permission of advisor. (Application deadline February 1 for Fall practicum; October 1 for Spring practicum)
TED 8746Cataloging and Classification3
Candidates will demonstrate a basic understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging and classification procedures of books in 21st Century libraries and information agencies using the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition, the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal.
TED 8006Special Methods in School Library Media3
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 8766Managing Collections in Libraries & Information Agencies3
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.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$351.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$403.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1053.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1209.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$457.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$509.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1371.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1527.75
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.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 25
  • Spring SemesterDec 01
  • Summer SemesterMay 01