Library media specialist Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Certification preparation
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Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Your plan of study will include IS_LT 7380 School Library Practicum (3 credit hours), which requires 100 clock hours spent in a school library or school libraries in your area.

Certification requires successful completion of 30 required credit hours of education courses included in the online master’s of library and information science with an emphasis in library media specialist. This program only leads to state certification. Students must apply to the master’s degree program in order to earn the master’s degree in library and information science.

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States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies