Library Media Ed.S.

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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:

  • District technology specialist
  • District library media supervisor
  • Curriculum and technology leader in your school.

If you are considering applying to our program and would like guidance in creating a competitive application, consider taking our free self-paced course Preparing to Apply to Graduate School in Education. You’ll be asked to register with an email address and create a password. If you’re a current or former Auburn student, this system is separate from your AUAccess credentials.

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Degree Overview | Admissions | Initial Registration Requirements | Certification & Graduation | Faculty | Cost & Financial Support

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 
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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:
  • 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
  • Completed Supplement EXP form. Select “Supplement EXP” from the list of options.  Return the Supplement EXP form to: 3464 Haley Center, attn: Certification Officer, Auburn, AL, 36849.  If mailing the form, applicants are strongly encouraged to track its progress.  Questions regarding the completion of this form should be directed to Stephanie Thompson.
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Initial Registration Requirements

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.

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Certification & 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.
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Cost & 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
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