Utilize new technological resources.
School libraries are the hub of the 21st-century learning experience. Help students utilize the newest technology resources they need to solve meaningful problems by earning an MEd with a New Hampshire State Library Media Specialist concentration. Designed for teachers who recognize that the role of the media specialist is bigger than just the library, be prepared to take on a leadership role in the larger school setting while remaining engaged as a student educator.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
Managing information in the 21st century is complex, exciting, and rewarding work that extends beyond the scope of the traditional librarian. School libraries serve more and more as “learning studios” for students and for teachers. Libraries provide access and resources for a broader set of learning experiences, from exploring new genres of literature and applications for technology to joining the Maker Movement and solving meaningful problems of pedagogy and practice.
With the increasing changes in the use of media and technology in schools and classrooms, these tools should be guided by leadership and pedagogical strategies rooted in the integration of instruction, information, and technology. Antioch University New England is committed to developing the Library Media Specialists that schools need today: facile in the use of sound facilitation, leadership, and instructional strategies; informed about the latest trends in education, information, media, and technology; and prepared for the changes and innovations to come over the course of their careers.
- 5 semesters
- 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
- One-two courses per term
- Principles of STEAM
- Instructional Design & Assessment
- Tech Tools for All Learners
- Building Inclusive Learning Communities
- Educational Advocacy and Leadership
- Critical Skills Classroom Immersion or Introduction to Critical Skills (on-campus)
- Internship in Library Media I: K-6
- Internship in Library Media II: 7-12
- Internship in Digital Learning k-12 (only required for students seeking DLS Licensure)
- Literature for Children & Young Adults
Practica and Internships:
- Child Study
- Equity and Change
- Internship 1 (k-6)
- Internship 2 (7-12)
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Help teachers and students process, locate, and evaluate information for usefulness, quality, and credibility
- Possess the leadership and administrative skills necessary to not only manage a collection but also to navigate the selection and use of resources and tools
- Facilitate the ethical, legal, and responsible use of information by educators and students
- Craft and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students and adults
- Lead schools in the selection and use of technology to enhance student learning
We require applicants who seek a New Hampshire Library Media Specialist credential through this program to hold a current teaching credential and to have at least 3 years of experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.
- Graduates of Antioch University New England’s education programs with a NH State Licensure Pathway who have met professional standards and completed NH state licensure requirements by their graduation date will be automatically recommended by AUNE for NH State Licensure.
- NH State law stipulates that the AUNE recommendation shall remain valid with the state for no more than 3 years from the date of the recommendation by the institution.
- Graduates who have not completed AUNE’s licensure requirements will have three years from their graduation date to meet the professional standards in order for AUNE to make the licensure recommendation to the State of NH.
- If it has been three years or more since the date of graduation, AUNE graduates pursuing NH State Licensure can no longer be nominated by AUNE for a license and must pursue an Alternative Pathway to Licensure.
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions, and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- email transcripts to [email protected], or
- mail to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene NH 04341-3516
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- If you are planning to seek a recommendation for a New Hampshire Licensure in Library Media and/or Digital Learning Specialist, please submit a copy of your current teaching license and documentation of three years of teaching experience. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants.
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
Criminal Background Checks
NH state law [RSA 189:13-a(IX)(b)] requires criminal history record checks, for students who enroll in an educator preparation program at an institution of higher education. Additional criminal history record checks, administered by the placement district(s), are required for student teachers and interns. Additionally, local school districts may require a background check prior to the start of any field experience, and students must comply with the local policies. The cost of all background checks are out-of-pocket costs borne by the student. Your AUNE admissions counselor will provide you with the correct form for your licensure area.
A college education is an investment in your future. Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.
|Foundations of Education|
NH State Licensure Pathway (Experienced Educators):
|Tuition Cost per Credit||Total Program Credits|
|Educational Leadership; NH State Principal Licensure Pathway, MEd (hiatus 2021-2022)||$732||33|
|Library Media Specialist & Digital Learning Specialist; NH State Licensure Pathway, MEd||$732||33|
|Digital Learning Specialist; NH State Licensure Pathway, MEd||$732||33|
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