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Library Media and Technology Concentration

Gain Impactful Skills for Your Education Career

An online master’s degree in library media from Lindenwood University provides you with the library media and technology skills necessary in today’s schools, preparing you for specialized, in-demand careers.

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  • Duration 24 months
  • Cost per Credit $520
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • No GRE required

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Tailor Your Education Career with an Online Master’s Degree in Library Media

When you graduate with your master’s degree in education with a concentration in library media and technology, you’ll be prepared to take on specialized roles that make a difference in students’ lives within schools or other organizations by creating a supportive environment for exploration and research. The library media and technology concentration focuses on both the daily administration of a dynamic library and acquiring skills in educational technology and modern media literacy. With a focus on the changing world of media and technology, our degree prepares you for education careers that will make an impact now and in the future.

By choosing the library media and technology option, you’ll customize the program by choosing 18 credit hours of education courses focused on real-world needs, ensuring you begin making an impact upon graduation.

Career Outlook: Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

The need for librarians and library media specialists is growing in schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations. The employment of librarians and library media specialists is projected to grow five percent from 2019 to 2029. This growth is expected to result in 7,300 new jobs.

The online master’s degree in library media at Lindenwood University helps you build a solid academic foundation for diverse careers in education, including roles in school libraries and beyond. When you graduate from our program, you’ll be prepared to reach students inside and outside the classroom.

Instructional Coordinator

$66,970/year

Instructional coordinators oversee curriculum and standards to support principals and teachers. In addition, they assess the effectiveness of curricula and teaching techniques by observing teachers, analyzing test scores, and reviewing educational material.

Library Media Specialist

$60,820/year

Library media specialists help students find information and conduct research. They also assist students, faculty, and staff with their educational goals and teach learners to find information effectively using the available library systems.

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Curriculum: Support Your Goals with Specialized Courses

Lindenwood’s online master’s program includes a total of 33 credit hours. Fifteen credit hours examine core foundational subjects, and 18 credits focus on the specific topics that pertain to your concentration. While earning your online master’s in library media, you can conveniently complete courses in an interactive digital classroom that allows you to balance your education with your schedule.

Course Spotlight: EDL 56000 K–12 Library Media Specialist

This course provides an in-depth look at the daily tasks and functions of a library media specialist. From the necessary foundational knowledge of Dewey and the Future Ready Library/National School Library Standards to professional development, this course will prepare students for the rest of their journey through the school library program.

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Course Spotlight: EDL 56300 The Digital Librarian

This course will examine librarians as an important source of digital education: teachers of digital citizenship and ethical use and tools for educational technology. As the role of librarians continues to evolve, this digital responsibility extends to providing a digital presence for the library program and making communication with stakeholders and the school community a priority.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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You can complete the online MA in Education in as few as 24 months.

The online MA in Education requires the completion of 11 courses. Learn more about the curriculum here.

You can start your application here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

The online MA in Education does not lead to licensure. Learn more about the professional outcomes of this program here.

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Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.