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The blended PK-12 School Librarian, Undergraduate Endorsement program combines core undergraduate 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 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
The 21st Century school librarian is in high demand as this educators role in supporting PK-12 student achievement through instruction and programming is recognized and required in nearly all 50 states. School librarians heighten a students 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.
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:
Taken the SAT or ACT
Taken the TOEFL or IELTS
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Regular teaching certificate
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
- Fall Semester
- August 1
- Spring Semester
- December 1
- Summer Semester
- June 1
|Children's Literature and Education||3|
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.
|Special Methods in School Library Media||3|
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.
|Teaching & Learning in Digital Environments||3|
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.
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.
|Young Adult Literature and Education||3|
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.
|Reference Resources and Services||3|
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.
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.
|Cataloging and Classification||3|
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.
|Advanced Cataloging and Classification||3|
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
|Managing Collections in Libraries & Information Agencies||3|
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.
|Leadership & Management in Libraries & Information Agencies||3|
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: $285.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $337.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $855.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1011.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $387.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $439.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1161.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1317.75
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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.
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.