Becoming a school librarian will place you in a prominent role where you can redefine the library experience by providing opportunities to integrate inquiry-based learning designs, games or simulations and makerspaces.
Libraries provide the space to engage the mind and explore the unknown. Learn how innovative technology is opening doors to endless resources. Become a part of this innovative profession by earning your master's degree in Educational Technology Library Science. School librarians play a prominent role in media and technology initiatives. You'll learn how technology redefines the library experience by opening doors to media and more. Explore current trends in how to integrate inquiry-based learning designs, games or simulations, and makerspaces. Upon completion, you'll be certified to serve as a School Librarian or Library Media Specialist in the state of Texas. Discover how technology transforms the way we learn!
Where It Is Offered
Foreign LanguageNo foreign language credits required
Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Earn your school librarian certification while completing your master’s degree. Offered both separately and as part of the Educational Technology Library Science program, you can complete your certification in as little as a year.
A master’s degree in Educational Technology Library Science will offer you the opportunity to:
Explore educational technology such as inquiry-based learning designs, makerspaces or games and simulations
Develop a portfolio and showcase your ability to design technology-supported learning experiences, communicate effectively using a variety of media, and apply principles of learner-centered librarianship
Learn the administrative principles needed to manage school libraries
Study the benefits and challenges that technology brings to the library classroom
Promote library accessibility for children and young adults
Local school districts need well-educated librarians. Pursue your career goals by earning your master’s degree from A&M-Commerce. Our graduate program opens opportunities to make a difference in the community.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Library competencies will be studied as they relate to the school library program. The course will cover the library in relation to curriculum, selection and acquisition of materials. Understand equipment, scheduling, facility design, cooperative planning with staff members, censorship and professional standards.
Web 2.0 Technologies for InstructionETEC 527
This course explores the current and emerging Web 2.0 technologies used in education and other instructional settings. Students will explore, analyze, and design uses of these technologies to enhance instruction. Emphasis will be on the appropriate selection of technologies for various instructional goals and settings.
Applying Instructional Media and TechnologyETEC 562
Introduces students to the selection and use of computer-based media, multimedia, conventional media and in the preparation of materials for instructional purposes. Special attention is given to computer hardware and software involved in computer based media production, digital formatting technology and multimedia processes.
Our online master’s degree in Educational Technology Library Science is designed to meet the needs of current educators and working professionals. Offered fully online, you can earn your degree in as little as a year.
You will need to have the following documents ready for upload in order to submit the application:
Certification fee receipt
TEA Assessment fee receipt
Teaching service record
A minimum of zero years of experience is required for admission to the master’s degree-seeking path for school librarian. If you do not have a completed year of service yet, please submit a letter of explanation in TK20 in place of your service record. The application will not submit if this required attachment is missing.
Standard Texas Teaching Certificate
Note: Candidates on emergency permits, intern or probationary certificates will not be admitted.
Official transcripts from the Graduate Office will be reviewed by the certification office.
Official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted to the Graduate School in order to satisfy TEA certification admission requirements.
Applicants must meet one of the following GPA requirements for certification admission:
Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA; or
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a conferred bachelor’s degree; or
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a conferred master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Please note that certification admission requirements may differ from those of the Graduate School and are separate requirements.
If you have previously been admitted to another educator preparation program for school librarian certification.
Minimum scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). Please note that TOEFL scores are only valid for a period of two years. Required minimum scores are 24 for Speaking, 22 for Listening, 22 for Reading and 21 for Writing.
As of 3/4/2022, a valid standard Texas educator certificate will be accepted in lieu of TOEFL iBT scores.