- Evidence of at least one completed undergraduate degree program from a regionally accredited university or in the case of international students, a nationally recognized institution
- Copy of current teaching certificate
- One academic and one professional letter of recommendation that address the applicant’s abilities, motivation and dispositions
- Official transcripts from every college/university where coursework was completed.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale unless an exception is recommended by the graduate program faculty. Such an exception will result in a provisional admission.
- Provisionally admitted students in the School Library & Information Technologies Program will be expected to take the following courses early in their program of studies: LSC 5501 Instructional Collaboration, LSC 5535 Information Literacy & Academic Standards, or LSC 5541 Information Fluency for the Digital Landscape. As additional terms and conditions of this status, students:
- Must maintain communication with your Academic Advisor via email or phone
- Must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater at the completion of six (6) credits to be eligible for continuing enrollment. Please consult with the program academic advisor to determine the courses that will fulfill this requirement. A student who receives an "F" is automatically dismissed from the University. All normal University policies and procedures apply thereafter.
- May receive financial aid during the period, subject to the standard methodology utilized to determine eligibility for all matriculated students.
Failure to achieve the minimum required cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater will result in a student being placed on academic probation until the GPA rises to a minimum of 3.0. Failure to achieve the minimum GPA within one academic year will result in dismissal from the University. Please refer to the Academic Dismissal Policy in the Graduate Catalog.
On the application for admissions, you will select one of two program concentrations. Candidates completing the Master's degree only (Non-Certification Concentration) will complete 31 or 33 semester hours of school library course work to earn a M.Ed. in school library and information technologies. Candidates will seek K-12 school library certification by their state's department of education.
Candidates who are already certified school librarians complete ten 3-credit courses and a 1-credit Practicum for a total of 31 semester hours.
Candidates without school library certification and practice in the field as a school librarian complete ten 3-credit courses and a 3-credit Practicum for a total of 33 semester hours.
Candidates completing the Master's degree plus Pennsylvania certification (Certification Concentration) will complete 31 or 33 semester hours of school library course work. In addition, four special education core courses are required by the PA Department of Education for certification. The four required courses (12 credits) are:
- SPE 5501, Educating Children with Exception Learning Needs
- SPE 5544, Instruction High Incidence Disabilities
- SPE 5542, Assessment and Behavior Management
- SPE 5530, Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Learners
Please forward a professional letter of recommendation, official transcripts, the $25 application fee, and a copy of any teaching to:
Office of Admissions/Graduate Studies
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
G25 South Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933
For additional information regarding this program please contact:
Mansfield University Admissions