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!

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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, 2022

See Yourself Succeed with a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Library Science

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Career Readiness

Participate in our excellence-driven program where you’ll study children’s literature, web technology, instructional media and curriculum.

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Accomplished Faculty

Enjoy the opportunity of learning from home with guidance and mentorship from world-class faculty who are respected researchers in their fields.

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Education Success

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.

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Hands-on Training

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.

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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.

What you will learn

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
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Faculty Spotlight

Dimitra J. Smith, Ph.D.

Anjum Najmi, Ph.D.

Course Delivery

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 two years.

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.

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Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Note: This program is not currently available to international students.

Submit Application

  • 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.”

Domestic Application Fee 395064

  • Pay the $50 application fee.
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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.

Graduate Coordinator DeRene Sutton 395159

Your Graduate Coordinator

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Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to your graduate coordinator.

  • 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 your graduate coordinator for more information.

Submit proof of a valid, current Texas Teacher or Principal Certificate.

Answer the assigned prompt 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].

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 applicable:
  • TEA Transfers
    • If you have previously been admitted to another educator preparation program for school librarian certification.
    • Request that a completed TEA transfer form be sent from your previous program to [email protected].
  • 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
  • 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:

  1. Log in to your TK20 Student Admissions account
  2. On the “Home” tab, locate your application under “Recent Messages”
  3. Click on the application.
  4. If you are admitted, the message will indicate your application was “Admitted”
  5. 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.”

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

Graduate Enrollment Specialist Audrey Weiss 395278

Your Graduate Enrollment Specialist

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Course Offerings

Summer I

  • ETEC 524: Intro to Ed Tech
  • LIS 512: Reference

Summer II

  • LIS 524: Collection Development
  • LIS 527: Books for Children and Young Adults


  • LIS 515: Cataloging and Classification
  • ETEC 579 or ETEC 593


  • LIS 540: Library Administration
  • LIS 550: Practicum in a School Library

Summer I

  • ETEC 527: Web 2.0 Tools
  • ETEC 596: Capstone

Summer II

  • ETEC 562 or ETEC 528
  • OLT 595: Research Methods

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