Master of Education (MEd) in Library Media Studies

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.

Program Highlights

  • You can earn your degree completely online. If you live locally, you may elect to take some education courses on-campus. However, if you do not live locally you may complete the entire program online.
  • This program is rigorous and exceeds professional standards. We have earned accreditation at national and state levels.


Our program meets Massachusetts requirements for initial library teacher licensure. You must earn the master's degree to become licensed.

Visit our Licensure and Certification page for licensure questions and our Field Experience page for fieldwork questions.

    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


    To apply to this program, please visit our graduate admissions section here.


    Visit the 2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies catalog Library Media Studies, Master of Education page for more course details and program requirements.