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Are you a certified school librarian?  Are you interested in greater administrative responsibility at work?  Does your interest in technology continue to grow?    If you wonder how you might connect action, research, and results to student success, the library media educational specialist program might be for you. The program will prepare you to be:

  1. District technology specialist
  2. District library media supervisor
  3. Curriculum and technology leader in your school.


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Degree Overview | Cost and Financial Support | Teacher Certification and Graduation | Library Media Faculty | Admissions Information | Initial Registration Requirement


Degree Overview

Instructional Support Courses – 21 Hrs
  • Research in Instructional Technology
  • Evaluation of Media & Technology Programs
  • Advanced Information Sources & Services
  • Field Project
  • Other Approved Courses
Additional Courses – 9-12 hrs
  • Advanced Survey of Exceptionality (required if not previously completed)
  • Educational Research, Methods, and Assessment
  • Foundations of Education
  • Other Approved Courses
Educational Media courses
Curriculum Model 

Cost and Financial Support

Scholarships Available
  • Dorothy Alexis Hanson Fellowship Award
    • Enrolled in Graduate School
    • Accepted to Library Media Program
    • Minimum3.0 GPA
    • Demonstrate financial need
  • Dr. William A. Spencer Annual Fellowship
    • Graduate student in EFLT
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Exhibits exceptional promise and leadership in one of the areas of the EFLT Department
  • JoAnn Granberry Murrell
    • Fully admitted to College of Education
    • Part-time or Full-time student
    • Enrolled in EFLT program
    • Demonstrate financial need

Teacher Certification and Graduation

  • Before graduating with a library media degree, you must be cleared by both the College of Education Professional Education Services and the Graduate School.
  • To be eligible for library media certification, you must complete at least two years of full-time teaching. If you have any specific questions related to this, contact Stephanie Thompson.
  • Effective for candidates unconditionally admitted July 1, 2017 and after, a minimum GPA of 3.5 will be required on all courses used to meet specialist-level certification program requirements.
  • If you wish to be certified to teach, you must submit a completed certification application to Professional Education Services.

Library Media Faculty

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Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

Admission Prerequisites

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Approval of the Department’s Graduate Program Committee, Department Head, faculty members of the Library Media program, and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Application Materials

  • All official transcripts
    (Hard copies) Send to: Graduate School, 106 Hargis Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
    (Electronic copies) — if permitted by granting institution — Send to:  graduatetranscripts@auburn.edu
  • Graduate Record Examination Score —
    Competitive Scores:  400/146 Verbal; 400/140 Quantitative; 3.5/Competent Writing
  • Miller’s Analogy Test Score (as alternative to GRE) — Competitive Score: 380
  • Statement of Intent
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Valid & renewable teaching certificate (Alabama Class A Library Media)
  • Clear background check

Initial Registration Requirement

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.