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Credentials Available at SIUE

  • Master of Science in Education (36 Credit Hours)
  • Endorsement Only Course Sequence (24 Credit Hours)

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Instructional Technology and an emphasis as a Library Information Specialist.

Students who are interested only in the Library Information Specialist Endorsement may complete a 24 credit-hour sequence of courses that does not result in a degree but does qualify them to sit for the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE's) Library Information Specialist endorsement exam. The endorsement is issued by ISBE and permits a currently-certified classroom teacher to work as a school media specialist at the P-12 school level (elementary or secondary) for which she/he is certified.

Why Instructional Technology with an LIS emphasis?

The LIS emphasis will augment your personal knowledge of library information systems. This emphasis enables teachers and other school personnel to plan, implement, and evaluate media-based activities in P-12 library settings. If you pursue this option, you will become a knowledgeable designer of curriculum and instruction; those designs that you create will effectively utilize and integrate library resources to improve student learning.

Career Outlook

Classroom teachers can use this program to better integrate technology and media-based resources into their classroom. Graduates of the program also will be well qualified to work as a librarian or media specialist in P-12 schools.

Sample Curriculum >>

Yuliang Liu, Ph.D .,
2000, Texas A & M University

David Knowlton, Ed.D.,
1998, University of Memphis

Melissa Thomeczek, Ph.D.,
2002, Indiana State University

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