PK-12 School Librarian, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement in PK-12 School Librarian

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $315.00
  • $444.00

Program Overview

Admissions and Requirements

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, MD 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. Apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Department

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3
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 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resources3
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 875Administration of the School Library3
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 871Collection Development and Management3
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 893Field Experiences in School Library3
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.
TE 870Developing Web-Based Portfolios3
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 869 Introduction to School Library Program3
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.
TE 872Organization of School Library and Technology Resources 3
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. Prerequisite: TE 869
TE 868Copyright, Fair Use and Ethics3
This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.
TE 873Reference Services and Resources3
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.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

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 SemesterJul 10
  • Spring SemesterNov 10
  • Summer SessionsApr 10
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