Library Information and Technology Leadership, MA
Offered in: Chicago
The Library Information and Technology Leadership program is a 36-hour MA degree designed to prepare licensed teachers to be Illinois endorsed leaders in the fields of library information and technology. Courses are aligned with Illinois Professional Teacher Standards, Illinois Library Information Specialist Standards and Illinois Technology Specialist Standards, as well as national American Association of School Librarian standards, the International Society for Technology in Education Technology Specialist standards and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology standards. Two practicums, one in library information (LITL 430) and one in technology (LITL 460) are designed to give students direct experience in both fields. The Illinois Library Information Specialist and Illinois Technology Specialist endorsements will be added to a State of Illinois teaching license upon the successful completion of the program.
Applicants for admission to the program must have a cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on official transcripts documenting the undergraduate degree and any graduate coursework or degree as well as a valid and current Illinois teaching license. A personal essay describing expertise and background in teaching and reasons for pursuing the library information and technology specialist endorsements is also required.
To earn the MA in Library Information and Technology Leadership, students must complete 36 semester hours of coursework with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. No grades below C may apply toward the degree, and no more than two courses with grades of C are allowed.
|LITL 400||SOCIAL MEDIA LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF INNOVATION||3|
|LITL 410||INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS USING TECHNOLOGY||3|
|READ 434||LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS||3|
|LITL 420||ADMN OF SCHL MEDIA & TECH||3|
|LITL 425||ORG & MGMT OF INFO IN MED CTR||3|
|LITL 430||PRAC 1:SCHL MEDIA CENTER||3|
|SPED 450||TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|LITL 440||IMPLMTG METALIT ACROSS CURR||3|
|LITL 444||PROF DEVLPMNT FOR LRNG||3|
|LITL 449||EVAL OF SCHL MEDIA & TECH||3|
|LITL 460||PRAC II:SCHL MEDIA SPEC||3|
|LITL 454||SCHL MEDIA SVCS & PROD||3|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).
Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different. No more than two grades of C (not C-) may be applied toward the 33 hours used for the degree. A graduate course can only be repeated once; no more than two courses can be repeated.
|Summer||Credit Hours||Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|LITL 400||3||LITL 420||3||LITL 430||3|
|READ 434||3||LITL 425||3||SPED 450||3|
|Summer||Credit Hours||Fall||Credit Hours|
|LITL 440||3||LITL 460||3|
|LITL 444||3||LITL 454||3|
|Total Credit Hours 36|