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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs

M.S. in Library Media Education

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100% online and courses satisfy most library media licensure requirements for states throughout the country!

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The Library Media Education Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato leads to licensure in Library Media and can also lead to a Master’s degree.

If you have a current teaching license, through our Library Media Education Licensure Program you can earn a Minnesota Library Media license in 24 – 36 months and a Master’s degree by completing an additional six credits.

If you have an undergraduate degree, but not a teaching license, you can earn a teaching license as a library media teacher through our Graduate Teacher Licensure Program.

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Why Minnesota State Mankato?

The program is rigorous, academically oriented and prepares educators to meet the needs of their 21st Century students.

Students enrolled in online courses at Minnesota State University Mankato are eligible for a tuition rate equivalent to the rate charged for Minnesota resident students.

  • Graduates possess superior skills and confidence as a teachers and leaders
  • Graduates are experienced online learners who use multimedia to enhance interaction (visual and auditory presence in discussions, lectures, and meetings)
  • Graduates customize their courses and products to meet the needs of their school settings
  • Graduates complete the program at a pace that meets their financial resources and workload
  • Graduates participate in professional mentoring from MSU faculty to document increases in: student learning, responsiveness to diversity, technology integration, understanding and reasoning, and scholarly research and writing
  • Courses are aligned to ISTE NETs T, AASL, and National Board Certification standards and the program is accredited by NCATE

What Our Students Say About the Program

“I researched several programs around the United States. I chose the LME Program at MSU, Mankato for several reasons. I appreciate that the program offers all the courses that are required (some programs require students take a course or more from outside the institution to fulfill program requirements). The tuition is very reasonable. I like that the LME Program can include a master’s degree…”

Wayne A., Washington

“This LME program was just the program I was looking for. Everyone, so far, that I have had to deal with has been very accommodating and helpful. I've been able to do all my business over the phone or online. Also, I know many previous students who are and were attending there and liked the school… My new place of employment requires me to be licensed in the library in order to retain the position.”

Sandra H., Media Specialist, MN

“I needed an on-line program and only MSU offered it. The classes are helpful and it is worth the time and money to have the added (master’s) degree, both personally and professionally.”

Amy J., Media Paraprofessional, MN