School Librarianship MS

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The School Librarianship MS program, registered by the New York State Education Department, is authorized to recommend you for certification for the library media specialist, kindergarten through grade 12 initial certificate. This program focuses on preparing you to teach in a 21st century school library. All courses include the latest research-based, best practices occurring in the school library field. You will be exposed to strategies and techniques for teaching information literacy, based on new standards of practice as outlined in the Common Core Learning Standards and the Annual Professional Performance Review.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 39 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE
  • MAT

Special Requirements

GRE is not required if you already have a master‘s degree and a GPA in that degree of 3.5 or greater; or If you already have a PhD or equivalent.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.