The Master's degree option in Librarianship provides a rigorous academic foundation for professional leadership in library and information professions that serve the needs of a culturally diverse, technology-informed society. Because the Master of Arts degree option incorporates work toward the Teacher Librarian Services Credential, candidates with this specialization may pursue their credential and degree simultaneously. Visit the program website for program details (www.ced.csulb.edu/academic/masters.cfm).
The following are required for admission to the program:
Candidates must apply separately to both the university and the program by posted deadlines. Applications should be submitted at the same time.
The application for Graduate Admission to the University is available online through CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu). One complete set of official transcripts must be submitted with the university application. This set of transcripts will be used to determine grade point average eligibility. Failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of the application.
A separate application to the Librarianship program must be submitted to the College of Education Graduate Studies Office (ED1-7). An application and directions can be downloaded at www.ced.csulb.edu/graduate/application-packets. The program application does not require a set of transcripts.
Successful applicants are admitted to the program with Conditional admission status.
Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For ad vancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:
A minimum of 36 units is required, with at least 24 units in the 500/600 level series taken at this university. In consultation with the advisor, a comprehensive examination track or thesis track is selected. Note: Information in this section does not include all of the requirements for the Teacher Librarian Services Credential, which is typically pursued simultaneously with the Master of Arts degree. For additional information, go to www.csulb.edu/lmt.
1. Core courses (21 units):
A. Library Media.
C. Research methods.
2. Electives (9 units).
The balance of the program is completed through advisor-approved electives. Choices include, but are not limited to, the following:
3. Field experience (3-4 units).
4. One of the following chosen in consultation with faculty advisor upon advancement to candidacy (3-6 units):