Why ODU for School Librarianship?

In today's world, information flows faster than ever before. As a school librarian, you'll work with the latest educational technologies to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. 

This program is designed for Virginia or Washington licensed teachers to earn a Master of Science in Education with an endorsement in school librarianship, grades K-12.

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Required Courses

* Students outside Virginia will be given alternative assignments for the institute and conference requirements.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Although this is an online program, you're expected to attend a conference during your first year as well as an annual summer institute. Students in Virginia will attend an annual three-day summer institute in Norfolk, Virginia. First year conference can be either the fall Virginia Association of School Librarians conference or one of the spring regionals. Students outside Virginia will be given alternative assignments to fulfill these attendance requirements.

Washington Information

Note for students in Washington State:

Eligibility for initial education certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/archive/outofstate for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To apply, you must be a licensed teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Washington state (minimum of Collegiate Professional License) and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact Library Science at libraryscience@odu.edu.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.