The program at Towson University results in a Master of Science (MS) and certification as a school library media specialist. Currently AACPS has two cohorts with Towson University. School Library Media Cohorts are designed to address the critical shortage of school library media specialists in AACPS. Candidates are often MSDE certified teachers who have completed either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and are highly motivated to enter a challenging graduate program at Towson University to qualify as a school library media specialist. The School Library Media Cohort requires a part-time commitment to acquire 36 required and 6 elective graduate credits in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology. Graduates are qualified to direct library media programs in K-12 schools and serve as a member of a large media center or system level media program. The school library media specialist is the keystone of a student-centered library media program where students learn and apply information and technology literacy skills through content-driven multi-disciplinary instruction. Participants are required to complete a practicum of 180 hours in a school library media. There is no open cohort planned at this time, but individuals interested in future cohorts should contact the School Library Media Programs office.
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