Educational Technology (Library Media Specialist)
Online Master's Emphasis

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Overview


The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Technology. Within the program, students will select from two different emphases, Library Media or Technology Integration. This program prepares students to work with technology in educational settings.

The Library Media emphasis is designed for preparation to direct the activities of learning resource centers in elementary, middle and/or secondary schools. Those completing this emphasis will be eligible for recommendation for licensure as a Kansas school library media specialist.

Ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report

Cost


$390*

  • Total per credit hour

36-39

  • Credit hours
  • Total minimum tuition = $14,040*
    ( $354 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 36 credits
    Total maximum tuition = $15,210*
    ( $354 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 39 credits
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2019-2020 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2019-2020 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

Additional information


  • About Emphasis
  • Career Options

Options available for this degree with an emphasis in Library Media include:

Option I: Thesis

This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

Option II: Research Problem

This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

Option III: Coursework

This option requires completion of coursework that demonstrates evidence of advanced course work in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific requirements for the coursework.

  • School Librarian
  • Media Specialist
  • Social Community Specialist

About Teaching and Leadership Department


Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

Pitt State has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The best online master's in education degree programs were chosen based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students.

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