The Library Media Studies program prepares you to become a library teacher and administer a successful school library media program. Our graduates are prepared to work in school settings, not businesses or public or academic libraries.
You can earn your degree and become licensed in two to two-and-a-half years, depending on how many courses you take each semester.
Our program meets Massachusetts requirements for initial library teacher licensure. You must earn the master's degree to become licensed.
If you do not wish to pursue Massachusetts licensure (non-licensure option), you are responsible for meeting your own state's regulations.
You will have educational and professional development resources at your fingertips to help you achieve your own career goals. Participate in special projects and take advantage of resources. Choose from a variety of fieldwork experiences. Select one of the 50 communities with whom we have relationships or partner with one of our four laboratory schools, each of which features a different theme.
"The Library Media Studies program examined a range of issues affecting library teachers today. The program focused on many aspects of school librarianship: technology, curriculum, literacy and administration. Library teachers will be prepared for a rewarding career in education." Barbara Fecteau, '06G and Beverly High School Librarian