Online Education Specialist Degree Program

Ed.S in Library Media (certification or non-certification)

Become an Expert in Library Media

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

Better support learners through teaching, expertise and leadership with the library media education specialist online program. The program deepens your knowledge and prepares you for advanced roles in the field.

Topics include strategic planning, instructional design, design of school library media centers, leadership and research. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking the knowledge of a PhD or EdD program with the speed of a master’s program.
  • Educators seeking a post-master’s-level education.
  • Educators seeking advanced roles in library media such as library media specialist or supervisor, technology specialist, and other curriculum and technology leadership positions.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Course Details

Total Hours: 33

Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the non-certification program or 3.50 for the certification program or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

Admissions

Certification program:

  • Meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.
  • Hold a valid master’s-level certification in Library Media.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) full years of full-time acceptable experience.
  • Hold a valid Class A teaching certificate from any state.

Non-certification program:

  • Meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Hold a valid master’s degree with at least 18 hours in Library Media coursework.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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