Graduate Employment Report: M.S in Library & Information Science with School Media specialization
Based on 100% response rate
2019 Graduate Placement Rate: 100%
5-year Rolling Average Placement Rate: 100%
- South Jefferson Central Schools
- Henrico County Public Schools
- Solvay Union Free School District
- Lindenhurst Public School District
- McKinley tech High School
- Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Jr/Sr High School
- Rochester City School District
Job placement status after graduation
Average time to employment when obtained job
- 75% Before graduation
- 9% 0-3 months
- 8% 3-6 months
- 8% 6+ months
MSLIS Program Outcomes
Graduates of the iSchool MSLIS program:
- Can apply the skills and attitudes of visioning, entrepreneurship, advocacy, planning and management to leadership in the information field.
- Can manage information resources and the information life-cycle through the processes of collection development, representation, organization, preservation, curation, access, and dissemination in accordance with physical, virtual, and technical infrastructure and needs.
- Can apply appropriate pedagogical and learning theory principles in the design, development, implementation, and assessment of library instruction and learning that contribute towards an information and technology literate society.
- Can design and employ policies essential for creating and providing information services and resources guided by the values of patron privacy, equitable access, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information.
- Possess the skills to respect, engage and collaborate with a diverse community in order to advocate for and construct inclusive, meaningful, and participatory library services, programs and resources.
- Can perform and assess research-based practices through the application of information literacy, inquiry, and research methods including data discovery, analytics and qualitative measures.
Successful Transfer of Credit into the MSLIS program
Graduate students in the iSchool may seek to transfer into their program of study up to six credits from another graduate institution. For those credits to be considered, it is required that they relate to the student’s program of study and be within 7 years of the student’s anticipated graduation from the MSLIS program. It is our experience that few students transfer in credits, because of those requirements. However, we encourage any prospective student, who is interested in this option, to talk with an admissions counselor about the process.
MSLIS with School Media Specialization (MSLIS: SM) New York State Licensure Pass Rates
Teachers certified in New York State, who are seeking an MSLIS with School Media Specialization, do not have to take the Education All Students or Academic Literacy Skills Tests, or the edTPA. Students who do not pass the test on their first try are able to retake the test until they receive a passing score or, if available, use the Safety Net provided by the New York State Education Department
Students who do not pass the edTPA are able to use the Safety Net as implemented by the New York State Education Department.