School Library Media Specialist

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School Library Media Specialist

SLMS Program Highlights

Format: Online

Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer

Time to completion: 28 months*

Credits required: 36*

Tuition per credit (2023鈥2024): $1,042

Total tuition: $38,268

Rates are subject to change each June 1. Tuition and fee information

*Additional credits/time to completion required if the student does not hold a current MN teaching license

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. SWAG视频 University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you鈥檒l ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New SLMS students are听considered for up to $5,000 in funding from the following听scholarship programs: leadership, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

SLMS students employed by a St. Kate's corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may听also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Become an Education Leader in Technology and Literacy

In the school library media specialist license program, you鈥檒l learn the principles of librarianship in general, and service to children and young adults in particular. Developmental psychology of the child, pre-adolescent, and adolescent is woven into the literature courses. The philosophy of education for elementary, middle, and secondary school levels plays an integral role in our curriculum.

Students who do not hold a current MN State teaching license will complete additional course and student teaching requirements.

Careers in School Libraries and Media Centers

With a听school library media specialist license, you can manage the library and media centers of K鈥12 schools. They collaborate with teachers and other staff to develop curriculum and integrate resources into teaching and learning. Promoting reading in a variety of formats, they guide students to become effective users of ideas and information.

Employers actively recruit St. Kate鈥檚 graduates. Our students are recognized leaders in the profession and hold positions such as library directors and national library association staff members.

School Library Media Specialist Program Overview

This option within the Master of Library and Information Science degree program is designed to educate students wishing to become school librarians. The prescribed course sequence听 fulfills the requirements for the Minnesota School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) license.

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