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Education - Media (School Library), Specialist

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Online
The purpose of the program Education - Media (School Library) from University of West Georgia is to provide superior student-focused education that is personally relevant and intellectually challenging.
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Overview

The Education - Media (School Library) program offered by University of West Georgia consists of 27 hours of graduate coursework. Students must be eligible for S-5 certification in School Library Media for program admission. Specific course requirements are determined through consultation with academic advisors.

Students may begin the program any semester. Any changes in the porjected sequence need to be determined jointly between student and advisor in order for the student to be able to complete the program in a timely manner. Required orientation materials are available online.

The program is committed to the following areas of excellence:

  • Preparing progressive, innovative, academically grounded school library specialists;
  • Enabling school library media specialists to successfully develop, administer, and evaluate effective school library media programs;
  • Building and enhancing skills in research and program evaluation to support instructional growth and improvement;
  • Pioneering innovative delivery options to maximize educational experiences;
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to enhance student achievement;
  • Cultivating diversity of ideas, values, and persons responsive to changing needs and technologies; and
  • Promoting the advancement of learning through scholarship and service.

Learning Objectives

  • Candidates demonstrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills.
  • Candidates develop, implement, and evaluate learning opportunities for all students.
  • Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions and ethics.
  • Candidates demonstrate ability to serve needs of diverse populations including special needs.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Internet Tools, Resources, and Issues in Education
  • Digital Resources for Teaching and Learning
  • Digital Photography in Instruction
  • Web Design for Instruction
  • Instructional Multimedia Design and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admittance Guidelines
  • Eligibility for certification in School Library Media
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in most recent degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.
  •  A one-time application fee of $40 is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    33642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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