Innovative Learning Begins in the Library
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!
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
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See Yourself Succeed with a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Library Science
Participate in our excellence-driven program where you’ll study children’s literature, web technology, instructional media and curriculum.
Enjoy the opportunity of learning from home with guidance and mentorship from world-class faculty who are respected researchers in their fields.
Education is what we’re known for. Join the ranks of our graduates who have gone on to become successful school librarians in elementary and secondary schools.
Whether it's a full year in the classroom or practicum courses, you’ll engage in practical, real-world learning experiences that build confidence and skill.
Guidance You Need
Located in the Frank Young Education North Building, our Mentor Center provides the information and support you need to reach your career goals
Become a School Librarian
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.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.
Your Path to Becoming a Lion
- Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
- Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”
- Select “Educational Technology-Library Science, MS” or “Educational Technology-Library Science, MED” as your “Major.”
- Pay the $50 application fee.
Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
- After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.
- Upload your documents at myLeo > Apps > Check Admissions Application Status & Test Scores or email your documents to [email protected] unless otherwise specified below.
Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
- We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.
All international transcripts must be evaluated and the evaluation submitted to the Graduate School.
We accept evaluations sent directly from the following Agencies.
- If a normal evaluation is submitted, official original transcripts with all marksheets will still need to be submitted.
- If a WES ICAP or equivalent is submitted, we will not need the official transcripts to be submitted separately.
To be considered for admission you must have the following:
- a minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours
- a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.00
If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Submit proof of a valid, current Texas Teacher or Principal Certificate.
Describe your preparation for graduate work and your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.
Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status
- Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.
Once your application to the Graduate School is complete, immediately submit your School Librarian Certification Program Application using TK20.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
- Go to the Educator Certification page on MarketPlace
- Click Educator Professional Fee
- Click the shopping cart plus icon
- Fill in your personal information to be associated with the fee and click “Continue”
- Go back to the Educator Certification page on MarketPlace
- Click TEA Assessment Fee
- Click the shopping cart plus icon
- Complete your payment
- Download and save your receipts to upload to TK20
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.
- TEA Transfers
- Transcripts from outside the United States
- Contact [email protected] for any questions about TEA requirements for transcripts from outside the United States.
- If your official transcripts are from institutions outside the United States and the country of origin is not exempt by TEA, send the following documentation to [email protected]:
- A course-by-course evaluation from a TEA-approved Foreign Credential Evaluation Service
- 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.
- Go to tamuc.tk20.com
- Scroll down and click “Admissions”
- Select “Click here to create your account.”
- Complete the “Create Applicant Account” form.
- Note: You will be creating a password for this account.
- Store the password you create in a secure location so you can refer to it later.
- After completing the “Create Applicant Account” form, TK20 will provide your username.
- Store your TK20 username and password in a secure location so you can refer to them later.
- You will use the username to log in to review your admission application once submitted.
- Log into your TK20 account
- Click on the “back to login” link.
- Enter your username and password.
- Click the green “Log Into Your Account” button.
- Click on the “Create New Application” button.
- Select “School Librarian” application
- Click the “Next” button.
- Complete the application. Your written essay response will be evaluated for admission by program faculty.
- Upload documents by clicking on the “+ Select File(s)” button for the item you are uploading.
- Once you have completed all fields in the application, click the “Submit” button.
- Look for an email from TK20 confirming your submission.
To check your application status:
- Log in to your TK20 Student Admissions account
- On the “Home” tab, locate your application under “Recent Messages”
- Click on the application.
- If you are admitted, the message will indicate your application was “Admitted”
- If you lack admission requirements, the message will indicate “Denied.”
- Click on “Review Document” to view your deficiencies and reason(s) for denial.
Once accepted, please sign and return the “letter of invitation.”
Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.
- View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
- View the Schedule of Classes.
- To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.
Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.
The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses). This program is not available to international students.
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.
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.
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.