College of Education and Professional Studies

Master of Education in Library Media Education

The Library Media Education program embodies the requirements for a master of education and the courses specified by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  Candidates in the program prepare to receive the PK-12 school library media specialist standard certificate. While many of the courses are the same as those taken by future public, academic, and special librarians, the focus of this program  is the school library media specialist.

UCO’s Library Media Education program serves a unique need. All course assignments and projects emphasize the school setting and the use of instructional technology. Our students represent a broad geographic clientele, and UCO is preparing a large portion of Oklahoma’s school librarian personnel for this high demand, low supply, advanced certification area. Much of the coursework for the program is currently available either totally or partially at a distance, and our goal is to have the program available totally at a distance in the near future.

Course prefixes are identified as IME, and the program is referred to as Library Media Education.


Students seeking an M.Ed. in Library Media must fulfill the following requirements before they will be formally admitted to the program.

  • Apply for admission to the Joe C. Jackson College of Graduate Studies, Room 404, University Center.  Periodically, you may apply online.
  • Master's candidates with or without a teaching certificate - For questions about admission, contact Carlie Wellington in the College of Education and Professional Studies, Room 207, Education Building.
  • Certification only candidates - Refer to the current Graduate Catalog's Certification Preparation Section for Library Media Specialist Certification.

Library Information

The Library Media major, Library Information option, is designed according to requirements set forth by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for standard certification as a School Library Media Specialist for grades PK through 12.

Upon completion of this specialized program, students will have developed a theoretical, philosophical, and practical knowledge base and prescribed competencies upon which to enter the common school, private school, and other institutional job markets in librarianship. Read More

School Library Certification

Students who already hold a Masters degree and a teaching certificate in another area may take coursework for a PreK-12 school library media specialist standard certificate. Download More Information

Distance Learning

We attempt to offer classes either totally or partially at a distance when possible, with our goal to make the Library Media program available totally at a distance as soon as possible. The courses listed below have been or are currently being offered with support of online sites and the WebCT system.

Course offerings will change from semester to semester - please check again.

  • Library Materials for Elementary Schools
  • Library Materials for Secondary Schools
  • Reference & Bibliography
  • Cataloging & Classification
  • Materials Selection
  • Library Administration & Internship
  • Information Literacy
  • Effective Writing for School Libraries
  • Foundations in School Libraries
  • School Library Technology
  • Production in School Libraries

Library Media Alumni Association

The UCO Library Media Education Alumni Association (LMEAA) was formed in 1996 to serve as a network of UCO LME graduates. Since many school librarians are the only library professionals in their building (and some in their district!), it is important to maintain contact with others who can share information and ideas. Read More

Related Professional Organizations

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