Instructional Technology-Library Media Specialist

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The Master of Education in Instructional Technology Library Media Specialist K-12 option prepares candidates to become school librarians. The program focuses on collaboration, leadership, and technology skills required to implement a robust and effective school library media program that serves a diverse learning community. The 30-hour program is completely online and is based on the ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards. 

Ashley Cooksey

 Library Media Program Director
Crabaugh Hall, 308D
(479) 964-0583 ext 2560




HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Collaborate with teachers to incorporate information literacy and inquiry-based instruction into content curriculum instruction
  • Design and implement programs to encourage and motivate students to read for personal and academic competency
  • Use digital tools, resources, and emerging technologies to design and adapt learning experiences
  • Design and present professional learning that meets the needs of the learning community
  • Model and promote the ethical practices of librarianship


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Professional ethics
  • Technology skills


You could work as a(n):

  • School Library Media Specialist

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Bentonville school district
  • East Poinsett county school district
  • Fort smith school district
  • Other school districts in Arkansas and surrounding states

Unconditional Admission 

Students are eligible to apply for unconditional admission to the Master of Education degree program in Instructional Technology - Library Media Specialist K-12 if they meet the admission requirements for the Graduate College and hold a valid teaching license. 

Conditional Admission 

Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements above may be admitted conditionally by the Library Media Specialist Program Director to earn a maximum of twelve (12) hours of graduate credit. Conditional admission may require taking six hours of graduate courses relating to principles and theories of learning, models of teaching, and classroom behavior and management to remove those conditions. Any such courses must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. Students admitted under a conditional status must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA on the first twelve (12) graduate hours in the program. 

Obtaining Licensure

Arkansas candidates seeking licensure must attain the minimum score as established by the Arkansas Department of Education on the School Librarian specialty area section of the Praxis Assessment Series to be considered for Arkansas Library Media Specialist, K-12 licensure. 

 Out-of-state candidates are welcome to enter and complete the program for a degree; however, it is your responsibility to check with your state’s Department of Education to determine if the license or endorsement requirements are met through the program of study.

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree are:
  • EdD School Leadership
  • Endorsement in Special Education and Dyslexia
  • Master(s) in Special Education, School Counseling, Special Education and Educational Leadership

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