The Library Studies Program at Salem State University offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Education while earning initial certification as a Library Teacher K–12 in Massachusetts. Our goal is to prepare our students to become innovative and creative school librarians through the introduction of best practices, new ideas in the field, and avenues for the pursuit of excellence. Course topics include: resources for knowledge acquisition, literature K-12, information literacy, management of the school library, and library design.
Applicants for the M.Ed. Library Media Studies program are exempt from having to take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO MORE THAN THREE COURSES TAKEN AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BEFORE ADMISSION CAN BE COUNTED TOWARDS THIS PROGRAM. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study as needed.