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M.S. Educational Technology - School Library Media

The M.S. in Educational Technology – School Library Media program at OSU is accredited by ALA through CAEP. This degree leads to advanced certification as a school library media specialist in Oklahoma. Our rigor in educational technology coursework enables candidates to serve P12 schools as a certified school librarian as well as a technology integration specialist.

Application/Admission Information 
Applications are accepted at any time. Admission on a provisional basis may be possible. Students admitted on a provisional basis will be reviewed for full admission by Educational Technology faculty prior to enrollment in the second semester. Admission to a program is also dependent upon advisement availability.

Advisement Checklist

  1. Apply for admission to OSU Graduate College online athttp://gradcollege.okstate.edu  Meet School of Educational Studies graduate admission criteria:
    • Grade point average minimum of 3.00 in a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
    • Statement of Professional Goals (The admission committee looks for graduate-level writing ability and a fit between your goals and the program)
    • Three letters of recommendation providing information related to past academic ability, potential for graduate study, and writing ability.
    • A current teaching certificate.
  2. Obtain your OSU username and password through OKEY in the OSU Portal at http://my.okstate.edu. These will be used for accessing e-mail, logging onto the OSU network, accessing Digital Library Services (http://www.library.okstate.edu), and using the Online Classroom for online components of courses.
  3. Sign up for the Ed Tech @ OSU Listserv sign up and archives:http://listserv.okstate.edu/edtc-l.html
  4. Join our Facebook Group: Ed Tech @ OSU
  5. Follow our Twitter account @EdTechOkstate
  6. Join the Educational Media & Technology Student Association at http://campuslink.okstate.edu/organization/EMT
  7. Familiarize yourself with general information for current graduate students at http://gradcollege.okstate.eduand Ed Tech graduate program handbook information at http://edtech.okstate.edu/handbook
  8. Using the Course Sequences page at http://edtech.okstate.edu/courseseq, plan your course sequence and complete a Plan of study form athttp://planofstudy.okstate.edu, and enroll in courses through Student Services at http://my.okstate.edu
    • Common Core 12 hours
      • EDTC 5203 Foundations of Educational Technology*
      • EDTC 5103 Advanced Computer Applications in Education*
      • EDTC 5753 Introduction to Instructional Design*
      • LBSC 5613 Library Networks and Databases*
    • Research & Inquiry Requirement 3 hours
      • REMS 5013 Research Design & Methodology* (If a substitution is approved for this course, you must complete RCR modules and send printed certificate to the COE Graduate Studies office.)
    • Option Area: School Library Media 15 hours
      • LBSC 5113 Selection & Organization of Educational Resources**
      • LBSC 5823 Administration of School Library Media & Technology Programs**
      • CIED Literature for Children, Adolescents, & Adults**
      • CIED 5443 Teaching Reading with Literature**
      • EDTC 5113 Digital Media Production*
    • Electives 6 hours
      • EDTC 5303 Digital Games and Simulations in the Classroom*
      • EDTC 5403 Creativity & Innovation in Educational Technology*
      • Other (consult your advisor for permission to substitute classes)
    • * Taught online
      ** Hybrid Format: Online with a few F2F meetings
  9. Complete the Graduation Clearance Form at http://planofstudy.okstate.edu then Apply to Graduate in the Student Records section of Self Service at http://my.okstate.edu at the beginning of the semester you plan to graduate.
  10. Make arrangements with your advisor to present your professional portfolio at the end of your final semester (see the School Library Media Portfolio template in LiveText - http://livetext.com - for instructions).
  11. Sign up for and take the School Library Media Specialist certification exam. A study guide and application forms are available at http://www.ceoe.nesinc.com.
  12. Contact the Credential Specialist in the OSU Professional Education Office (405.744.8879) to fill out the necessary paperwork for adding School Library Media to your current certification. 
  13. Graduate Commencement information: http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/content/graduate-commencement (please notify your advisor if you plan to walk in the graduation ceremony. 

Contact Information
Educational Technology

210 Willard

Stillwater, OK 74078

405.744.8042

penny.thompson@okstate.edu