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The Master of Science in Library and Information Science: School Media (LISSM) program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) focuses on teaching Library and Information Science (LIS) students the skills to instruct children in grades pre-K through 12 in all areas of literacy and technology fluency.
As a graduate from the iSchool's Library and Information Science: School Media program you will not need to take additional education courses, the New York State Department of Education requirements are infused into our curriculum.
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Courses & Curriculum
The Library and Information Science: School Media program requires completion of the 37-credit curriculum and completion of additional New York State certification requirements.
Because of the specific knowledge and skills required by school librarians, all courses in the program are required. There are no electives in the LISSM curriculum.
Overview (37 total credits)
4 credits of introductory courses
9 credits of information resources courses
6 credits of management and policy courses
15 credits of other required coursework
100 hours of fieldwork
3 credit school media practicum
Additional competencies checks and progress reviews
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Are you a new teacher?
If you are a teacher who needs to complete a graduate degree within five years of receiving your initial certification, the Master of Science in Library and Information Science in School Media fulfills that requirement.
Already have a degree in Library and Information Science?
If you already possess an accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent degree) and wish to be certified as a school librarian you are qualified to take the Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in School Media.
Online and On Campus
The Library and Information Science: School Media program is offered online, on-campus, full-time, and part-time--or any mixture thereof.
All online Library and Information Science: School Media students, along with all other newly admitted online master’s students, begin their first year of study with a 7-day required summer residency on the Syracuse University campus in July.
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Admissions requirements can be found on our application checklist.
The major components of the application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, exam scores, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.
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Application deadlines can be found on our Admissions page.
M.S. programs at the iSchool only accept students for Fall start (campus students) and Summer start (online students).
Those who apply before February 1, 2015, receive priority consideration for our merit-based scholarships and awards.
You can apply to the Library and Information Science: School Media program through our online application.
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