Students in the library

Master of Science 

Information Science School Library (Online Program)

Program of Study

Program of Study

Core Courses

  • Literature for Children 
  • Literature for Young Adults
  • The Information Environment 
  • Information and Knowledge Organization 
  • Information Sources and Services 
  • Research Methods 
  • Administration of School Library Media Centers 

See graduate bulletin for details.

If you are seeking initial certification in NYS:

Required Field Experience (100 hours)

You must take the following courses and log 100 total hours of aligned field experience as indicated:

  • Teaching Fundamentals for School Libraries (50 hours)
  • School Libraries: Theory, Practice and Assessment (25 – 50 hours)
  • Curriculum and Supportive Resources (25 – 50 hours)

Hours must be split equally between high/low needs and middle/high schools.

Two Required Internships  (400 hours)

The University will recommend you for NYS internship certification after you complete 18 credits of coursework. This certification enables you to work as an intern in public school libraries.

If you are seeking professional certification in NYS:

Required Field Experience (100 hours)

You must take the following courses and log 100 total hours of aligned field experience as indicated: 

  • Current Problems in Information Science (course only, no field experience) 
  • School Libraries: Theory, Practice and Assessment (50 hours) 
  • Curriculum and Supportive Resources (50 hours)

Hours must be split equally between high/low needs and middle/high schools.

Two Required Internships (400 hours)

With your NYS teacher certification in another content area, you may work as a school library specialist after completing 12 credits of coursework and receiving supplemental certification from the NYS Department of Education.