What You’ll Learn
The M.A.Ed. in School Librarianship program at Azusa Pacific University is a cutting-edge online program which prepares candidates for the specialized and comprehensive role of school librarianship in California’s pluralistic schools and communities. The program prepares librarian services teachers as educational leaders with expertise in technology, literacy, and curricula.
This library degree authorizes the holder to instruct pupils in the choice and use of library materials, to plan and coordinate school library programs with the instructional programs of a school district, to select materials for school and district libraries, to coordinate or supervise library programs at the school district or county level, to plan and conduct a course of instruction for those pupils who assist in the operation of school libraries, to supervise classified personnel assigned to the school library duties, and to develop procedures for and management of the school and district libraries.
Designed for the Working Professional
At APU, we understand the challenges of earning your degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our programs are designed to make attending Azusa Pacific simple, so you can reach your educational goals.
The dynamic online format of the program offers students the flexibility of taking courses when and where it works best for them. Students benefit from courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. For many, the online format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.
The Online M.A.Ed. in School Librarianship offers students a sequenced course design that can be completed through five eight-week sessions. Candidates take courses with the same peers throughout the program.
While you do not need to be online during a specific timeframe, you should plan to be online 6–10 hours per week per unit to successfully complete assignments and participate in discussions.
All online degree programs include a two-week online orientation prior to the start of the first class. This offers you a chance to become familiar with the online format as you engage with helpful tutorials.
Graduate online programs follow APU’s Graduate Academic Calendar with most courses offered in eight-week sessions.
About Our Students
Candidates for the Master of Arts in Education: School Librarianship are multiple-subject and/or single-subject credentialed teachers who, as librarian services specialists, will develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services for school library centers.
The student body in this program is about 65 percent female, 35 percent male. Most are older students who work while they attend school. The racial representation includes Caucasian, African American, Latino, and Asian students. Most, but not all, who attend APU describe themselves as Christians.
Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.
Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.