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
- Tech Tools for All Learners
- Educational Advocacy and Leadership
- Building Inclusive Learning Communities
- Instructional Design
- Principles of STEM
- The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
- Philosophy of Education * also offered as an on-campus summer option
- Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)
Practica and Internships:
- Child Study
- Equity and Change
- Internship 1 (k-6)
- Internship 2 (7-12)
On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:
- Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (on campus)
For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.
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.
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